I am quite happy mixing cotton lawn and quilting cotton with linen blends but your milage may vary. It felt like a safe thing to do for the flowers in this pattern as I am using quilting cotton for the sashing and hope it will stabilise the other substrates.
The pattern its self is very beginner friendly giving options for both 12″ and 15″ blocks. For my own quilt I chose 15″ blocks to show off the larger scale fabrics. On the topic of prints Him in doors has forever spoilt the top left print for me after pointing out it looks like Professor X finding mutants with Cerebo in the X-men movie *sigh*
My original plan had been to make this quilt 3×4 blocks, to be a throw sized quilt, but once I’d reached that point I still had more fabrics shouting out to be used so figured what the heck and went bigger.
I felt the need to back it with cotton lawn too for a really soft snuggly quilt. I went with Mystery food in Navy (one for the prints I’ve used on the front of the quilt) from Sarah Watts Tokyo Train Ride collection and it feels Ah-mazing!
Hopefully after a few more seasons of Law and Order & The Originals (highly recommended for Vampire and Werewolf teen drama) I’ll have a finished quilt to show you!
I thought I’d share some photos form my 5th beginners class at the shop (which I did remember to take photos of!) These classes have been going since November and are always great fun. We cover the basics of patchwork and quilting with the ladies getting to take home a project at the end of the class. This time we were making cushion covers from a 9 patch block with straight line machine quilting.
My next project is to sew up A Summer sampler quilt As we are hoping to offer this as a class over the summer holidays and someone needs to make a class sample 😀