Only three more evenings in February and I've not yet started this month's NewFO. The plan had been to start the Tonga Atlantis kit that came home with me from last year's Montana vacation.
I love the fabrics, but after spending a few nights looking at the pattern up on the design wall, decided I don't love it. The decision there is to see what I can come up with on my own for these fabrics. So that won't be this month's NewFO. I have others on the list that could be bumped up but something happened a couple of weeks ago that put me on another path.
I regularly go through my stack of quilt magazines, pull out the patterns I want and then recycle what's left. I came across the December 2013 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting during my last clean up day.
The cover quilt captured my attention. Isn't it gorgeous? The pattern is Poinsettia Allure designed by Judy Blok. In the stash is a collection of Hollywood and Vine by Three Sisters for Moda, plus some yardage of Paris Flea Market also by Three Sisters.
I have no idea how old these lines are, but I'm pretty sure these were purchased when I lived in Texas, so that's at least 8 years ago. At this point you can probably see where I'm going. Putting the pattern and the fabric together in EQ, I came up with this.
Looks like some of my oldest stash fabrics have found a home. I'm not sure I like the dark border, but I can sort that out once all the blocks are made. I can't wait to get home tonight and start making the blocks for this one.