Aren't these gorgeous?
These are Kathy Hall's Maestro line for Andover Fabrics. I have a total of 17 half yard cuts (that's 8.5 yards, people!) for a challenge quilt with two friends from Chicago. They were generously furnished by one in honor of the 50th birthday of the other. There are not a lot of "rules" other than you have to use some of each of the fabrics in the quilt and other fabrics can be added. I have Kona brown to add and it really makes many of them sparkle.
I've been hesitant to start the pattern I've chosen because I'd like to finish up a few things before starting a quilt with these beauties...and I have until October to get it done. I do, however, want to make a sample block before I decide and I'm lucky enough to have plenty of fabric to try it out. I don't know about you, but I've become a more patient quilter and am willing to make a block when I'm starting a quilt...the time I spend doing that often saves me heartache or disappointment later. I have quite a stack of "never mind" blocks....and that makes me a happy camper as opposed to an unhappy quilter. Fabric is way too expensive to work with and be disappointed with the results.
Stay tuned....this is going to be fun...eventually!
I hope you're finding time to piece or dream...Jan