I had popped over to see what was going on at a Left Handed Quilters blog, This is Design Wall Monday for a group of bloggers so I figured Kitty had posted. Cool! She was talking about using the "Big & Bold" quilt pattern from Cozy Quilt Designs, apparently a fat quarter friendly pattern. I own that! It is filed away in one of my notebooks.
She also mentioned "Twilight Frost". I have a pile of that for use in that very same pattern! I have to move the bag of it every time I need to get at the Singer sewing accessories or the yellow and orange 20 qt containers of fabric. See it there right on top? Ignore the mess---I am still sewing, after all, so the iron is still plugged in and the floor is covered with strings and fabric bits again.
It is possible, but I do not entirely recall, that Connecting Threads had the "Twilight Frost" featured as a kit on their website using the "Big & Bold" pattern. I had originally purchased it way back in the fall of 2009 and then added to it. I planned to use the yardage in some manner for the FABS "Baby, Its Cold Outside" fabric challenge with the giftie going to Cher that round. I waffled, boy did I waffle,changing my mind about 4 or 5 times and then ended up making a Convergence quilt. The challenge piece of fabric was that light periwinkle-y tone on tone paisley so it all worked out well. I had also found some other yardage that blended with it. You can read all about it in this post
Once this was done, I put the leftovers in a 2 gal ziploc bag. I had enough of it to consider making that Big and Bold quilt, in some size or another. I had apparently ordered some fat 8ths and charms but once I had it drawn up in EQ must have decided to make a far larger quilt. The blocks needed to be re-sized to be able to use the fat 8ths and charm pieces. I have a fat quarter kit and some selected yardage as well----they marked it down as I recall. I know I specifically bought more of the darkest piece "Expresso" for the section separators and the borders, possibly binding too. See the sketch below.
Here is the EQ sketch and yep, I was headed for a 89 square quilt with this stuff. I was just being lazy and did not color it in at the time. And I need to bookmark her page, LOL for inspiration to do my own version. You really need to go take a look at Kitty's version (s) as she did one up in "B/W/R - FLORAL MULTI" as well as the Twilight Frost version that went to her grandson, she said. The names will take you to the quilts.
I have set this to post on Tuesday morning when I am at Belles, or at least I hope I am! Isaac may have something to say about that idea.