After the huge success of the lap quilt I made for my niece, with a “Dora the Explorer” fabric on the back – here it is again, in case you missed it
. . . I decided to set to work on a new quilt, for the same niece because it’s her birthday in early March.
Another of her favourite cartoons at the moment is “Frozen” . . . so I searched the internet for a suitable print. Then bought a few long quarters to match in with the colours as well as pulling some fabrics from my stash.
Here is the fabric selected and already cut. 4.5” squares in a snowflake print (because I want to repeat the snow theme in the patchwork design) and 2.5” strips in my other fabrics.
I am following a pattern in one of my books
The pattern being “Train Tracks”.
The pattern in the book uses white for the “snowball” blocks, and then brightly coloured strips from a jelly roll for the 4 patches and triangles. I didn’t have enough variety in my chosen fabrics to make enough different strips, so I chose 6 fabrics and cut 2 strips of each. For the train track part, I have inverted things – making the centre of the block in print and the triangles in white.
So far so good. I have sewn my 24 blocks. I have three piles of 8 identical blocks. When it comes to assembly, which will be 4 x 6, I’ll shuffle them around, and try to get a nice balance with colour. The yellow might seem a little out of place, but I wanted that to pick up on Elsa’s hair . . . despite the snowflake pattern, these colours have a lovely Spring feel to them. I am really looking forward to seeing how things come together.