After working with 1 1/4-inch pastel HSTs, I’m ready for big and bright.
I think this will do the trick. I don’t remember where I got the fabric; it was pieces left over from some garment. I rather guess it was from a quilt guild auction. You know how things get combined at an auction so that you have to buy twenty things you don’t want to get the one thing you very much want? Yep, I’m sure that was it.
Here is a closer look at the fabric. I hope some child enjoys the Turtle Triathalon. I don’t think they will need to know what a triathalon is to appreciate the fabric.
Since the print design is so large, I started out by cutting the biggest possible pieces to preserve as much as I could. I may trim them to some regular size, or I may leave them irregular. I’ll decide in the morning.
I’m not quite sure what to put with it, but am looking for something a little “quieter.” I’m considering the cranberry (that looks almost brown in the photo) as one option. I’ve also thought of dark green or a brown. I’ll do some stash digging tomorrow and audition what I find.
It is for Sunshine, an online charity guild, which can use quilts in the range of 36 x 40 to 40 x 60. With narrow sashing and borders, this would be the smaller size. But as busy as that print is, it might take wider sashing and borders…tune in next week for another thrilling episode…I remember that line from radio soap operas when I was a kid home sick in bed with the shades pulled.