Friday, 21 February 2014

Preparation for the Cascading Logs class with Jan Hassard at Busy Bees

As promised I said I would reveal my fabric choices for this class tomorrow.  Jan specified 4 feature fabrics in 4 colours (suggesting green, mauve, pink and yellow) and 3 light and 3 dark fabrics in each colour too.

Cottonpatch in Birmingham has a wonderful selection of fabrics and I was drawn to these Philip Jacobs for Rowan chrysanthemum prints. Each of the prints included a small amount of colour from the other prints and I hope this will tie the whole quilt together.

From the left the feature fabrics are:

  1. Japanese Chrysanthemum in Green
  2. Japanese Chrysanthemum in Purple
  3. Floating Mums in Taupe
  4. Floating Mums in Magenta
The staff in the shop were very helpful and relaxed about the vast number of fabrics I pulled from the shelves until I made my final selection. The instructions were to purchase enough fabric for at least 3 full width strips of 1½" plus a bit extra so I bought ¼ metre of each and ½ a metre of the feature fabric. Not a cheap class!

I have spent the afternoon cutting the strips and cannot wait to see how they will be used tomorrow. 

I am off to Birmingham again on Sunday as my grandson has chickenpox, poor thing! I suppose that means his baby sister will catch it too. 

Jan Hassard makes the most wonderful and colourful quilts herself, Check out her website for some great photos and amazing quilts. Keep your fingers crossed I can cope with this class. I'll take lots of photos! 


  1. Looks like fun. Choosing fabrics can be difficult, but I enjoy seeing how different things look next to another fabric.

    1. Thanks Lin. Just back from class. Had a ball. photos in next post!

  2. Great selection, have a wonderful time at the class.

  3. What a beautiful quilt this will be. I love your choice of fabrics and this can be one of the most difficult parts of the quilt! Can't wait to see your progress and finished project!

  4. Your fabrics are gorgeous! I can't wait to a quilt made from these :)

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    1. Thanks Amy. I am looking forward to completing a few more blocks but family life coming first as my grandchildren have chickenpox!

  6. Now that's my kind of colour scheme. Hope you enjoyed the class

    love and hugs xx

    1. Hi Gina,
      I'm back in Birmingham again as my granddaughter now has the dreaded spots. Looking forward to some peace in a few days when Isobel is back to nursery


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