To check the colours I arranged them and took black and white photographs, wow they were stunning!
Planning was next underway and I had designed the mini quilt.
The first couple of blocks looked great, but I soon got to realize that something was wrong.
The block patterns were disappearing in the beautiful patterns of the collection. My fault. I should have bought some solids to mix it up.
Lesson learnt and I pulled out another fat quarter bundle from my stash. Funny how that happens – that we sewers just seem to happen to have some “spare” fabric. But with this I added some solids and the results were so much better.
As for the Dashwood Bloom, I’ll put it in the UFO box and finish it when I fancy. Or is that just Claire speak for never, or frogged?
It is fully waterproof as all the seams have been taped. The front has two pockets, it has pit zips and also a hood. The pattern is the Green Pepper Fairbanks Pullover, and the pattern is s dream to use.
The pattern doesn't have a pocket on the left hand sleeve, but hubby wanted one for his ski pass. So he got one. IF I was to make this pattern again, I would make the longer one as I think this one is too short, but hubby loves it.