Firstly let me just say if you are on any sort of "watching what you eat" plan don't click the link! There is pasta and double cream and roast garlic goodness that will pull you in and push you off the wagon, well I kind of jumped off but you get what I mean.
I found this recipe on Pinterest, as you do, and thought it sounded delicious; Him in Doors agreed so it was game on!
What it lacks in colour it more than made up for in comforting, tasty happiness.
From rich food to rich colour palettes (ha! see what I did there?)
It is no secret on this blog that I'm a massive fan of Anna Maria Horner (AMH for brevity from here on in!) I made a Humongus herring bone quilt and 2 triangle quilts and even some snuggly soft flannel quilts but that just wasn't enough for me! So eyeing my stash I thought wistfully of a king sized quilt with blocks that showed up her gorgeous prints to their best and frankly pouted a little because I detest basting and binding king size quilts...but then I gave in :D
I love quilt books that "quit to the fabric". I make things because I love the colours and prints, so books and patterns that allow me to do just that are highly valued around here. The gentle art of quilting is one I love, as is Quilt love (neither of those links are affiliate links; I'm too lazy to sign up for it)
This time I went for Quilt Love
The pattern is called Special Birthday Quilt, but thats not going to stop my Virgo self making it in October.
as an aside I was greeted by this sight when I walked into my loft to get started
My design wall had given up at the thoughts of another rainbow heart quilt, poor thing.
After sorting that mess out I created another, pulling all of my AMH fabrics into one location. I reordered my stash by colour about a year ago and hate it. My brain does not work in rainbow order, nor apparently does my design board, so, urm, yeah, not too sure what to do about that.
This quilt is Sooooo Fast to sew up, I had block one cut and sewn in a jiffy
And this is the top sewn up and thrown over my bed to check for size, having just sewn a large quilt top in a few days I wasn't about to pause to clear up before taking a photo obviously. Sorry about that!
I'm blogging this and having a giggle to myself as I really do hate binding big quilts, under the AMH quilt top is a Melody Miller bed size quilt we have had on the bed for ages that still needs bound!
No telling when this one will be finished as I'm out of 505 spray and I've got no pin basting will power.