Windham — Tiger Lily by Heather Ross
I think this is going to be the last blog post in the old look. So when you come back here and see the incredible NEW Blue Nickel Studios site that Sarah at SpunMonkey and I are working up, I hope you will like what you see. It will be a progression I think, I am not exactly sure what to expect, other than I have seen what Sarah can do, and the “layout” samples for the new site blew me away!
So this post is part of the Catch-Up 2015 run we’re going to be on for awhile here at the Blue Nickel. By now, I am sure that you have seen a bunch of Tiger Lily by the amazing Heather Ross out there in the internet already. I got just a little bit, not as much as I normally do, and I wasn’t exactly sure what to do with it…I LOVE it so, but it was hard to cut into knowing it wouldn’t last long.
I think it is going to go PERFECTLY with some vintage calicoes from the 70’s that I have squirreled away though. I will show you the combination when I get them together. I think it’s going to be great!
For now, I have these two little bags leftover from ones I gave away in my Quilters’ Affair classes in Sisters in July but forgot to take pictures of (forgot or ran out of time actually, take your pick.)
And I decided that I would give a go at a little bit of free-form improv. I didn’t use rulers to cut these strips, just a rotary cutter, so there’s a little bit of curve to some of the seams. And then I cut them a little wonky and free. I am thinking of surrounding these “blocks” with solids and some of those vintage calicoes I mentioned above. I will let you know how that goes! (Currently you can see they are surrounded with straw that used to be my lawn until the Long Dry Summer of 2015)
Tiger Lily just showed up in shops this month I am told….So if you want some, I suggest getting out there and picking some up…I don’t think it will last long!!
Keep Sewing, Keep Happy!