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!

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32 Comments

  1. Reply

    Sharon Lichter

    April 10, 2013

    Paper piecing is fun. I love the scrappy background.

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    Carla Esser Lake

    April 10, 2013

    Your blocks are so pretty! Can’t wait to see the completed quilt.

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    LIzzie

    April 10, 2013

    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….

  4. Reply

    Teje

    April 10, 2013

    Hi Faith! Beautiful block and adorable fabrics! x Teje

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    Sondra

    April 10, 2013

    Lovely collection. Your blocks are wonderful!

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    Pat

    April 10, 2013

    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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    Shar F.

    April 10, 2013

    I really like these blocks. A very simple, yet great design.

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    Vera

    April 10, 2013

    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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    Christine Sherman

    April 10, 2013

    Very nice!

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    Marilyn Bauer

    April 10, 2013

    Love the colors, wish I would have seen these before I finished my last project!

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    Jean

    April 10, 2013

    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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    Ally

    April 10, 2013

    Those fabrics are absolutely beautiful. I’m sure you’ll do them justice with your baby quilt

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    Dianne Shepherd

    April 10, 2013

    What gorgeous fabric! I love your blocks too!

  14. Reply

    Sue Moore

    April 10, 2013

    I love those colours so clear & crisp, can’t wait to add them to my stash!

  15. Reply

    Lis Martion

    April 10, 2013

    I luv these fabrics, colors and prints are gorgeous..

  16. Reply

    Carla

    April 10, 2013

    Your blocks are very very pretty with the low volume backgrounds

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    Bethany

    April 11, 2013

    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?

    • Reply

      Faith

      April 11, 2013

      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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        Bethany

        April 11, 2013

        Thank you for the info…I will definitely stay tuned because I love your blog!

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    Franziska

    April 11, 2013

    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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    Lee @ Freshly Pieced

    April 11, 2013

    LOL, I love that you think about deck color in terms of quilt block photos. : ) Pretty blocks, and I love this line too!

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    Rebecca Grace

    April 11, 2013

    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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    Malini

    April 11, 2013

    Beautiful blocks! And lovely fabrics, I love the colors too.

    Reminds of that Spring is just around the corner.

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    Laila Kristin Skauge

    April 14, 2013

    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

    April 15, 2013

    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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    mo bedell

    April 19, 2013

    Thank you for your sweet words! I am so happy to see what you have come up with! I think you are so talented!

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    craftytammie

    April 23, 2013

    beautiful!

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    Annie K

    April 23, 2013

    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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    Pam from CA

    April 23, 2013

    I am looking forward to your post on this quilt top. I love the block!

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    Kristin S.

    April 24, 2013

    Gorgeous blocks! I’m chain piecing a pp block too (the “Tallahassee” from Quilter’s Cache.) It really does make it fun and maximizes effort.

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    Cheryl Arkison

    April 25, 2013

    Love that block. I’ve got a quilt in progress with the same block design. But totally different look!

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    Julie M

    April 29, 2013

    Gorgeous! Love how you pieced Full Moon Lagoon with the low volume fabrics!

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