Turns out that, This bundle + This pattern = Perfect Match.

Wander 1

Remember how I blogged about this gorgeous bundle of fabric in blues and golds that recently landed in my stashed? I had the Mexico Quilt pattern in mind for this awesomeness but didn’t think I would be able to pull it off.  The pattern, as envisioned by the designer, has you use one print for an entire column of blocks.  However, I am known to color outside the lines 😉

I decided to go the scrappy route and use different prints for each block.
Progress 1

Well… when I read the cutting directions for the blocks, I thought I was seeing things.  The pieces you cut initially are HUGE!  To try things out, I decided that I would make only one block to begin with and see how it works out.
Progress 2

Oh.  My.  Stars.

Mexico Quilt Block 1.1

What a gorgeous block, I absolutely love it!!!  This oversized block will be joined by a few more shortly and before you know it, I’ll have a whole quilt top done.

Money shot, ahh, I love it so!

Mexico Quilt Block 1.2

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8 thoughts on “And We’re Off!

  1. Preeti

    That is an impressive block and your piecing is very neat. Mom would be so proud of the workmanship. The expression and the light falling on your daughter’s face make this picture perfect!!! Looking forward to the finished quilt 🙂

    Thank you for your comment on the Zippered Pouch Tutorial?



  2. Kim B.

    It’s so funny — looking at those fabrics on the Hawthorne Threads page, I wouldn’t have given them a second look. But seeing them here in your posts this week, I absolutely love them!


  3. Nicky

    Arrrrrrrrghhhhhh! This is so pretty!!! I feel like I always say this but I can’t wait to see this done. How big are you going to make this baby?


  4. Karen @ Pieces of Contentment

    Beautiful combination of fabric and pattern! Looking forward to seeing more as time allows.
    Thank you for you comments this morning. Miss E is now cast and sling free – just some swelling and bruising which should reduce over the coming days.


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