Here it is, my precious. Macaroni Love Story by Heather Ross, I've been hoarding it, and now it is time to cut it up, stitch it up, and then love it up! I've actually decided to join in two quilt-alongs at the same time (as if I don't have enough on going projects.) I think fate threw me head first into both of these quilt-alongs and that it is meant to be, so I'm going with it! The first is the My Precious QAL
hosted by the lovely Kelly over at Kelby Sews
. The second is the Cosmic Burst QAL
hosted by the also lovely Julie over at Distant Pickles
. Both of these quilt-alongs will result in one quilt, I will be using my precious fabric to make the Cosmic Burst quilt.
I wont be killing myself to get it done by any certain deadline, but I do hope to get cutting soon. First, I have to decide on fabric placement and that is where I need your help. When you have fabric this precious, you don't just cut into it all willy-nilly...no YOU HAVE A PLAN. I have roughed up three fabric placement images, and I would love to know which of the three you like the best. Husband and I mutually agreed on one last night, but I would love to get your opinion too!Several things to keep in mind. The orange is going to be Patty Young's Creamsicle Stitch fabric, and the Gray is probably going to be Alexander Henry's Heath
. Kind of undecided on the Heath as of right now, we shall see. The scale of the fabrics is a bit off also, (this is a rough layout) and keep in mind this quilt will measure 40" x 40" and will showcase these prints nicely. This quilt is one big block. Here we go:
Option 1 - Purple Star Spokes, No Yellow
Option 2 - Yellow Star Spokes
Option 3 - Pink Star Spokes, Different Yellow Placement
Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced, this is my newest work in progress, and honestly what is the point in listing the 100 other on-going projects that you all have heard about over and over again. Heck, I'm tired of hearing about them too! Maybe from now on, I'll just feature one work in progress, we shall see. Thanks in advance for your help in choosing my layout.