Not surprisingly, Juliet of Tartan Kiwi is at it again with her mad paper-piecing skills. As I'm sure some of you might recall, she recently debuted a massive bear, which turned out to be a wonderful reason to break into my newly acquired stash of oakshott lyon and summer stripes:
This time, she's dreamt up a playful silhouette, skipping in the rain with umbrella in hand. Okay, technically she's "Singing in the Rain." :o) And because my oakshott, liberty, and low volume stashes are the only fabrics that aren't packed away in bins at the moment, my selection should come as no surprise. Though I originally had my heart set on a favorite watercolor tana lawn print (tresco c) for the umbrella...
Until it occurred to me that the limited bit I had to begin with had already made its way into liberty and justice for all. But all was not lost! Because I soon realized that this would be a perfect start to a quilt for our niece (my cousin and his wife live in London, and I actually picked up this black and white floral on my celebratory trip to Shaukat when we were in the UK for their wedding last fall). Full circle :o) Of course I'm hoping they can tell it's a girl dancing in the rain. ...My husband thought it was someone running with a large rock for a head. (Perhaps I should've seen that coming and opted for a striped umbrella per Juliet's original pattern.)
Speaking of which, if you're wanting to try out this pattern yourself, Juliet has offered to provide one lucky ready with a complimentary copy of this pattern plus two others of the winner's choosing! (And yes, that includes big bear!)
To enter, please leave a comment below. I'll pick a winner next Wednesday (October 15th). For those of you who just can't wait until then, you can grab this pattern for just $2 over the next two days in Juliet's craftsy shop. And as an added incentive, Juliet will even refund your money if you win :o)
Happy sewing, everyone!