I LOVE getting totally lost in a project, and that is exactly what happened over the weekend.
It all started with these guys that I’d picked up the day before at a quilt show.
Ed Emberley from Cloud9. I’d already been obsessed, and then finding some and actually having them in my possession made it impossible to resist.
For a hot minute, I thought about using them in a future pattern, but no. That idea was quickly turned down when I realized that I kind of wanted to make a quilt for no real reason.
After the fabric, my next muse was a project in this beautiful book by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison. Such a lovely, lovely book, and it’s been calling my name for a while. Candy Coated, aka the cover quilt, is exactly what I was looking for.
The fabric pull was fun. Especially because this pattern buys me all sorts of scrap liberties. I happily helped myself to a load of stuff and will continue to do so as the project grows. Sweet, merciful fabric.
The warm ochres in the lion print are majorly enticing, and I’m coupling them with some grays, lush blues, and plenty of neutrals. I’ve got the first few rows together, and hope to find time to plug away on it again soon.