My short attention span has struck again.
Something I've been trying to do over the last couple of years is use up a lot of the fabrics in my stash. Often when a quilt top is finished, it doesn't feel like I've used very much fabric at all. The first Floral Bouquet in a variety of Fig Tree fabrics is one example and so is "Tone it Down", the APQ Quilt-Along Quilt - even though I used about 77 different Fig Tree fabrics, there's still an awful lot left over.
I've had a pack of Timeless Treasures Pink Lemonade Treat Strips along with backing, binding and border fabric in my cupboard for a couple of years. While browsing through some blogs the last few days, I came across the Goodnight Irene Sew-Along and thought these blocks would look pretty in Pink Lemonade. I needed to make a couple of test blocks.
I've never used Batiks and find that although these feel different to the cottons I'm used to working with, they sew up and press beautifully.
Also found out that the blocks go together easier if the seams are pressed open. Because I want to make quite a large quilt, I will be using the fabric I bought for borders in the "X" blocks - there is just enough fabric in the strips to make the required number of blocks. The way the quilt is set out a border is made with the white and contrast fabrics. I have no idea what the white fabric is - it was a 3m piece in my background fabrics box. It feels finer than Moda Bella Solid and is a bit milkier white than the White Kona Solid I have.
My curiosity was satisfied and I did some more of Floral Bouquet 2 in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" while watching the tennis.