In a previous post I mentioned that I had signed up to two BOM clubs, today I’d like to talk about the second, the Mandolin Quilt. I tried really hard to avoid this one mainly because I had already signed up to the Blooming Blossoms Quilt and the Into the Jungle SAL but in the end resistance was futile, with the pictures I saw on Instagram popping up I knew I had to join in! I figured I would be able to fit them all in somehow. The great thing about all of these projects is they are super easy to pick up and put down and even take with you if you’re going somewhere.
So what is the Mandolin Quilt? It has been designed by Jodi of Tales of Cloth the sign ups were only open in January and you had the option to either sign up for the EPP papers only or papers and a wonderfully curated bundle of Liberty fabric. My proviso of signing up to this quilt was that I had to use up some of my ever-growing stash so I signed up for papers only. Each month I receive enough papers to make 2 mandolin blocks and a joining block.
My most recent block, and possibly my favourite! I’ve used sweet fabric from Lauren Nash’s line Bunnies and Cream, strawberries from Lecien fabrics and cute Kitties from Liberty Japanese Yuwa.
I love how these blocks are coming together they are so fun to stitch and the possibilities are endless. Although it does take me quite a while to decide on which fabrics to use, I can be rather indecisive but it is fun searching through my fabrics, I never tire of looking at them!
I’ve decided to keep the joining blocks fairly simple a nice white and pretty polka dot fabric, that way it’ll really make the blocks pop!
I’m not too sure if I’m happy with this block, I may change the centre. In fact the whole quilt I’m not sure of the cohesion but I think once I’ve done a few more it should start to go together a bit more.
As I said above the sign ups are no longer open but you can still find the pattern, the pieces needed and tutorial here.