So this is the pattern that has been occupying my time and thoughts, day and night, for the last week.
As you may recall, I was a little worried about my background, I knew I wanted something different, but probably not as different as what was used in the pattern.
So I decided to use Terra Australis by Emma Jean Jansen for my print fabric and Peppered Cotton Fog for my background fabric.
This is the first block I pieced. And while I think this bock is very pretty, and I feel confident that Terra Australis would make a very pretty Super Nova, I wasn't going for pretty, I was wanting something with more energy.
So I tried something different.
This fabric is by Alison Glass for Andover. Not only are these prints more vibrant, the background fabric is more of what I had in mind when I started. (The background fabric is snow globe, fabric.com had 19 yards the last time I checked. (click here)
Once I was happy with my fabric choice the top went together like a dream. Although there is a learning curve to working with such large pieces.
This is Lifetime Quilt Number 143
The pattern is Super Nova from Kathy Doughty's book Adding Layers.
The fabric is by Alison Glass for Andover.
It finished at 72" x 84"
It has approximately 143 pieces.
Next up, Harvey! I've been waiting since Market for this pattern to be available, and now it is. (click here). I see a great big basket quilt in my future! I think you need one too!