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Om Nom Nom

Just a quick reminder that voting for the Pantone Quilt Challenge ends tomorrow night! Go here to vote. You get one vote per category.

I’ve been busy pattern making for the last week or so, and it’s a bit of a trial by fire. I have no real idea what I’m doing, but I just keep trying things until something works! At least I have a lot of designs to try out because of the Quilt Design A Day thing.

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I’ve also been sewing up some of the patterns. I don’t have a lot of time to sew right now, so I wanted something pretty simple but wasn’t reliant on using all solids. I took my design from 3-21 (which hasn’t made it to the blog yet) that was inspired by this photo and palette from design seeds.Β The photo is of some brightly colored macarons. The design is pretty straightforward to make, so it’s perfect for the little bits of time I have to sew.

macarons

If I were to make this the full size, I’d need 120 “macarons”, but I might stop before that. I’m using my warm-toned Oakshotts and low volume prints. I’m finding I’m really lacking in oranges and yellows as far as Oakshotts are concerned, but I have tons of pinks, reds and purples. That’s totally an excuse to buy more Oakshotts, right?

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I’m trying to make a few blocks every night, and see how far I get with it. Wish me luck I don’t find a new shiny before the quilt top gets finished!

Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced and her WIP Wednesday link party.

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