While sorting out the sewing room, I put aside a selection of cotton candy colors to use for a donation quilt for Quilts for Kids. At my next trip to the fabric store, I checked out the sale fabrics and found a cute whale print fabric that ended up being the perfect match for my cotton candy colors:
It's not often that you start with a pile of coordinates and then pick a focus fabric to go with it. It's usually the other way around. I decided on a Log Cabins style block with a 5 inch square of the whale fabric for the center.
For the surrounding "logs", I cut 2 1/2" strips in 3 sizes....5 inch, 7 inch and 9 inch. (Nice even numbers that were easy to remember.) I used a 1 1/2" strip for the white sashing, a 1 1/4" strip for the dark blue inner border and 4"strips for the binding. The finished quilt measures 38 x 48".
It's been a while since I made a quilt with such bright and fun colors, and I have to say, I really enjoyed the chance to play around with these.