The wonderful fabrics from Jennifer at Sis Boom set the blocks off perfectly.
The fabric line is called Dance With Me. And I'd love to wallpaper my house in it. Inside and out. And clothe myself in it from head to toe. Thank you Jennifer for being such an angel - and so creative and talented too!
This is what was left.
To make the wallhanging, I put 2" strips between and at the ends of the blocks, then sewed them together, then added a 2" strip at the top and bottom. I added 2.5" strips as a frame around all that. The binding was more 2.5" strips. I quilted very simply, in the ditch. I didn't want the quilting to detract from the fabric. Flannel for the batting, of course, and muslin on the back.
Designs are available (edit: no longer available] , if you need a beach party too.
Unfortunately, my machine decided to act up. During the last quilt, which was a jelly roll, it got packed with fluff from the jelly roll and started squeaking. I cleaned it out best I could, and it stopped squeaking, but now is skipping stitches. Both machines have to go to the shop, but finances being what they are, it'll have to wait. I'm on a machine sewing hiatus for now. That will give me lots of time to work on my Shabby Roses and some new designs - my sketch pad is out and pencils are sharpened, just waiting for inspiration. By the way, check out Jenny's Etsy shop - she has some new Shabby Rose designs! They are really lovely!