It started with these two blocks. I wanted needed to make a baby quilt with cowboy/western prints. This all came about shortly after I pulled out the little box of western fabrics that I own and I had to vacuum the dust off of them. The next thing that happened was seeing this post of Wanda's at Exuberant Color.
I had to find Kathy Doughty's newest book RIGHT AWAY! Oh goodness, it is filled with ideas and inspiration galore. You can ask for it at your LQS and here's where you can peek at it. I modified the pattern and everything still worked out for me. I love the red bandana print for the centers.
Once I took this to my LQS, we decided to play with batiks and see how it looks. Here I'm auditioning the last few colors that I want to add into this quilt. It's the perfect size for a group of quilts I'm making. With no borders, it's approx 50 x 50
Once I got my color placement organized, I squared up the circles and pressed the blocks in alternate directions so they nest together. A quick trip to town and I had the perfect center fabric. I've machine appliqued them for a faster finish and also because this is going to become a beach quilt for my guys ocean front condo. (when he finally moves into it!)
Kathy has created a monster, I'm addicted to this block. I woke up about 5 a.m. Sat morning with an idea running through my mind. Sunday was spent finishing up a quilt on my machine, loading up the next one, with the goal of getting into my sewing room a priority.
Stay tuned for this one to evolve! and go get Kathy's newest book, you won't regret it.