Moda very kindly supply a FQ bundle each month, we get to choose from upcoming ranges, so when the time came for me to make my choice I spent ages drooling over the fabrics on their site. Eventually I reached a decision and soon enough this wonderful bundle arrived at my house:
It's Barcelona by Zen Chic. One of my reasons for picking this was because it had a much more masculine feel than many of the other lines, I always worry about the boys being left out and 3 out of the 7 quilts I've already made were with masculine/unisex fabrics. Oh and once upon a time, before children my husband and I had a wonderful holiday in Barcelona and the fabric was a lovely reminder of it. It took me a while to get my head around choosing a block for my month, there were a couple of options but I eventually went with string blocks using Ashley's tutorial. I was actually asking bee members to make 4 blocks 10.5" square and stitch them together:
It was wonderful to receive back gorgeous blocks to piece together.
I had to wait a long time once the quilt was finished to photograph it. The weather was wet, cold and very grey so it wasn't until the end of December and a sunny day when we got out to the local park for a photography session.
The generous sponsor of the backing for my month was the wonderful Marmalade Fabrics, I chose Comma in Swinging Slate for the backing, it's also by Zen Chic and looks great. You can see the simple quilting in this photo, stitching in the ditch of the diagonals.
It was a joy to put together, I hope it will bring comfort to its new owner.
Thanks very much to all the sponsors who have made this bee possible, if you 'need' fabric it's definitely worth checking them out:
And on top of all that the generous folk at Lady Sew and Sew supplied wadding for the quilts.
Thanks Lynne for having me today, please take time to think about any contribution you can make to help these children.