In return, I wanted to gift a quilt as a wedding present. I'm using Amy Butler's Belle collection. I have 2 layered cakes, backing fabric, and some Kona Snow.
The thing with Amy Butler fabrics that I love are the bold patterns. These bold prints necessitate the need for larger cuts so that you can still showcase the colors and designs on each fabric. I tossed around ideas for what I wanted to do for this quilt several times, but I finally made a decision and just started cutting before I changed my mind again. I took the layered cakes, cut them in half, and then cut one of the half pieces in half again.
After laying out all the pieces on the floor and matching up my groups at random, I started sewing everything together.
I'm trimming the blocks to 8 1/2" blocks. I'll be alternating the direction of the blocks on the quilt to create a fun and easy pattern.
I'm hoping to have all the blocks sewn and trimmed by Friday night so I can start piecing the top together this weekend. I can't wait to see how it looks as it comes together.