Project

Bon Voyage

While I thought the pattern was interesting - I really wanted to feature these pretty prints, so settled on a traditional storm at sea block. I am not a pastel person, but this is for my Mom for Mother's Day, and since she loves travel, this collection seemed perfect. I had the most trouble finding the right background, finally settled on a very pale green batik, and a darker green in the same family for the inner border. I fussy cut the border to have the blue butterflies vertically and the white butterflies horizontally. Originally was going to use the parchment floral for the borders, and the pink postage stamp for the backing - but they didn't work for me - pieced the backing following the same size block as the front. I really enjoyed this project, although the planning took longer than the construction!

Project Description

While I thought the pattern was interesting - I really wanted to feature these pretty prints, so settled on a traditional storm at sea block. I am not a pastel person, but this is for my Mom for Mother's Day, and since she loves travel, this collection seemed perfect. I had the most trouble finding the right background, finally settled on a very pale green batik, and a darker green in the same family for the inner border. I fussy cut the border to have the blue butterflies vertically and the white butterflies horizontally. Originally was going to use the parchment floral for the borders, and the pink postage stamp for the backing - but they didn't work for me - pieced the backing following the same size block as the front. I really enjoyed this project, although the planning took longer than the construction!

Q&A with Chenille

snip8ster16144309 asked:
I’ve been wat ting to use this fabric but could t find a pattern I liked for it. I love what you have done! That’s exactly what I want to do with it! What pre cuts did you buy and what yardage did you buy and where can I get the pattern?
Chenille answered:
I used 1 fat quarter, 1 yard for the outer border - but I had no extra for cutting errors and I did piece the strips. For the solid, I think 1.75 yards. The pattern is a classic Storm at Sea block - center block finishes at 8 inches. You will have plenty left from the fat quarter set. HTH!

Skill Level

Advanced