I tried to use more of the types of fabrics Jen Kingwell used in the original version, but I just kept choosing bright fabrics over the more muted fabrics. The process taught me even more about myself and my love of all things bright.
If you'd like to make this quilt, I suggest three things:
1. buy the pattern which is now available directly from Amitie Textiles in Melbourne, Australia
2. ask Sew What Sherlock for a copy of the FREE paper piecing templates - they really make all the difference
3. read all the tips and hints posted during the Quilt a Long by Kerry at Very Kerry Berry blog. Of course you don't have to do everything they recommend, but it's always useful to know what others have done.
If you're struggling with Part 5, you're not alone. I fiddled around with the rainbow and sunburst for about a week. I used English Paper Piecing, but I then had trouble getting them to sit straight on the quilt. Anyway, they are on now and I won't dwell on the days of fluffing around it took.
I love all that green in the farm scene. If you want to see more close ups you can see my previous post here.
I'm going to hand quilt it myself with Perle 8 and Aurifil 12wt because I want to accentuate certain aspects of this quilt (and because I need a bit of hand quilting practice before I start on my la passacaglia).
For those who asked - Yes, I did show my la passacaglia quilt to Kaffe and Brandon. They said very nice things about it, and noticed all the Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics in it. They mainly commented the use of colour and pattern, but also asked about the English Paper Piecing. Here's very grainy photo of Brandon Malby looking at it. Thank you Sue for the photo.
Also - I've received quite a few comments from no reply bloggers lately. If I haven't replied to you, it will be because you're a no reply blogger. I suggest you google how to fix that, or include you email address in the text of you comment so I can get back to you if you're asking a question. Thanks.