I Like You

I do like you, and I also really like this Far Far Away II fabric by Heather Ross.

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For those of you who have been following Heather for a long time, you probably recognize the name of this collection.  Heather originally released Far Far Away in quilting cotton back in 2014.  Last fall, she released Far Far Away II with new fabrics and new colors.

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I’m not sure I can pick a favorite, but the moons are pretty high on the list.  So are the paper hats.  And the honey jars.  And the flowers.  And, and, and…see the problem trying to choose?

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There are very few artists who do juvenile fabrics well, and Heather is on that short list.  So often “kid fabrics” are cheesy or are your typical teddy bears or trains or something else that’s been done a million times.  Heather keeps it new and fresh every time and her fabrics work for kids and adults alike.

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As for this pattern, I wanted to do something diamond-like with a twist, and this is what I came up with.

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I also mixed in some solids to help break it up.

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This quilt comes together pretty quickly because it has larger pieces, which was intentional. Since some of the fabrics have large-scale prints, I wanted to be able to show them off as much as possible.

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I did put quite a bit of time and thought into the fabric placement.  My main goal was to evenly distribute the fabric by color and then try to avoid having flowers next to one another, moons next to one another, etc. I think it works.

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That’s it for now.  I’m not quite ready to quilt this one.  I’m thinking about using a vintage sheet for the quilt back, but that’s still TBD.  I’ll keep you posted.

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