This year I became close to obsessed by one particular pattern I saw, Little Butterflies by Laundry Basket Quilts. I kept going back to pictures of it and, desperate to have the patern, visited the designer's website where the pattern was availabe already. Both the pattern and a handy companion stencil are now mine!
As soon as I received the pattern in the mail, I had to make a visit to my LQS (though really, any excuse will do) to look for some suitable fabric. I'd already combed my stash but did not find anything really suitable. I like the batiks Edyta used in the original but they won't be out until the spring.
At my LQS, I found this Hoffman Bali Pops (like a jelly roll). The colors are perfect. I'm planning this project as a wall hanging for my kitchen, which is predominately green, white, and beige; it will be a nice bit of added color.
The pattern actually calls for a charm pack but I want to make my version a little bigger. The pattern directions are for fusible applique but I'm going to try needle turn. This will be my portable project for traveling and the occasional winter evening by the fireplace. It will not be finished any time soon. I still need to pull a assortment of background fabrics from my stash.
Next, I need the perfect pen or pencil for marking. I am thinking of this Frixion Eraseable Gel Pen. Have you had any experience with this pen? Or have another to recommend?