So, last week I promised new and exciting stuff on the blog, and it doesn’t get too much more new and exciting than gorgeous upcoming fabric lines!!! Andover Fabrics is releasing five new collections inspired by Downton Abbey, and they asked me to create a couple of patterns using them. Happiness. For today, let’s play with the new Egyptian Collection, which will be available at quilt stores in February. The following images are mood boards, provided by Andover.
Anyone else humming “Walk like an Egyptian” yet? Oh, it’s just me? Moving on then. . .
Here’s the grouping of fabrics I’m using in my quilt. The red and black on the left are from the Lord and Lady collection coming out this fall. (Can I just add how happy I am that Cora finally got some fabric?)
As you can tell from the photograph, that black and bright print just begs for fussy-cutting. I LOVE all the bright colors and unusual designs. Here are some of my first blocks for the new quilt:
If you’re thinking these blocks look familiar, you’re right. This pattern is going to be similar to my Japanese Garden pattern, but bigger and simpler. The quilt will be twin-sized. I’ll post more pictures and updates as the quilt progresses. I can’t wait to see how this one turns out.
Now, I’m off to fussy-cut some more of those beautiful centers. It’s so fun to see how each block comes together. And I guess I should finish watching season four, too. Much as I love that series, season four has just been more than I could handle. What’s on your design wall, or movie list, this weekend?