Full Moon Lagoon and a New Quilt Beginning

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Last week I received a very fun package in the mail compliments of Andover Fabrics ~ Full Moon Lagoon by designer Mo Beddell. I have been so excited about this line ever since the little promotion logo thingy popped up on Pinterest (which I guess was 29 weeks ago!). If I could pick my favorite colors for one fabric line, these would be them.

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Great bold designs…

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Must-have blenders as well…

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When the fabric arrived, I knew I wanted to use it to make a baby quilt. I spent a bit of time flipping through one of my favorite quilt block references, Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia Of Pieced Quilt Patterns. I’m so bummed this book is out of print now. You can still get used copies, but they are pricey. That said, I use the book all the time. You can see my original post about it here.

I selected a classic block that has historically had many names: Octagons, The Windmill, Will of the Wisp, and Kaleidoscope.

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I’m using a variety of low volume prints for the background.

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As you can see, I stained our deck between the first block photo and the second one. Although I like the color for my deck, I’m not sure about it for quilt block pictures. These are the things a quilt blogger obsesses about I guess?

I am paper piecing these blocks and thanks to chain piecing, I’m making swift progress. I can’t wait to share the top next week!

You can find Full Moon Lagoon arriving in stores now, currently in stock at:


Westwood Acres
Stash Fabric

Happy sewing everyone!

Comments

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    LIzzie says

    Love them! Wonderful fabric line too, I can see why you love it!
    As for your deck, I can understand your obsessing, but the dark rich tone actually sets of the blocks better. Of course weathered and worn is also tried and true….

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    says

    These fabrics are fabulous. Your blocks look to be a wonderful way to showcase these fabrics, too. Thanks for sharing … :) Pat

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    says

    These are really pretty fabrics and so are your blocks. Funny thoughts about your deck I wouldn’t notice if you didn’t point that out.

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    says

    Awesome fabric line! Love the seaweed print and the seahorses. You’re right, it scores on the stash-building front with lots of blenders.

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    Bethany says

    I just fell in love with this block. I googled all the names you listed and haven’t been able to find instructions. Can you point me in the right direction?

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      says

      Hi Bethany – I don’t have any instructions yet (I used Photoshop to make my paper piecing templates based on the sketch of the block in the Encyclopedia book) but I’m probably going to make a pattern for this one, so stay tuned! :)

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    says

    Jeni / incolororder wrote about paper piecing the blocks, too. Sounds interesting. I have the fabric here for my kaleidoscope quilt, we’ll see whether pieced with pieces or with paper. Someday.

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    says

    I LOVE this, Faith! I have a number of bold, splashy, large-scale florals in my stash and I never know what to do with them. The kaleidoscope blocks you selected are perfect — not as boring as squares or rectangles, but the fabric is in large enough pieces that you can appreciate the print. And you’re too funny about the deck color. You might just need to find a different backdrop for your photo shoots!

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    says

    Hi there! Love your blog, and popped over to say thanks for the gorgeous “Belle wave” quilt pattern :-) I got to piece and quilt the quilt this weekend, and love it :-)
    Wish you a great new week :-)

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    bella lily says

    Love the fabric – your blocks are amazing and are a definite fit with the fabric – can’t wait to see the finished top

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    Annie K says

    I really like that block, and the fabric is just lovely. It’s totally motivated me to get off the computer for a while and go sew something, lol!

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