As I'm clearly on a bit of a break I thought I'd post a glimpse into my next quilt. I'm planning this one to be Country Lanes and I have already collected all the fabrics I need for the top. The background fabric is going to be the bottom teal batik, it has turtles on it and it is truly beautiful. My friend Vicki picked it out for me last summer when she went to Hawaii.
The large squares of fabric are going to be the fabric you see on top. It is a white background with Teal Mermaid scenes. They look like they are painted water colors so that should go nicely with the batiks in this quilt.
For the chains I will use the light teal and the purple, both are contrast dyed with turtles to match the opposing fabric, another fine find from Hawaii.
Lastly I have an dolphin batik (just above the purple batik) and I might use that for the binding, but I think I'd rather see how the math works out for making it a border as I do not have enough of the discontinued mermaids to make that big border around the outside, but that's okay, after all who wants a twin quilt to be 112" long? This makes up the fourth fabric from Hawaii, see I bundled them all together because I knew someday they would be great.
While this is the fourth time I've used a pattern from this book, I've never made the entire planned quilt per the book, so this will be my first experience using their directions for cutting the predetermined number of strips. I think this quilt will go by easily and quickly.