So if y’all aren’t aware of my obsession with all things Katarina Roccella yet, then you’re officially up to speed. So when I saw that she was September’s Aurifil Designer of the Month and that she had an Into the Blue pattern as a part of it, I totally had to jump on board and play.
For the block, I chose two prints from Avant Garde, one print from Lavish, the new Classic Denim and the Mirage Blue Pure Elements. Then I got to cutting and piecing the half square triangles together. Seriously this was way more fun than I envisioned.
So then I put this up on my design wall for a bit and moved on to doing something weavy. And then one day when I was zoning out, I looked over to this block and was like OMG that kinda looks like my Optical Illusion Weave. So I had the idea to make a complimentary panel using a modified version of my pattern.
And then that panel went onto my design wall for a bit until I decided on using the Aurifil Jade 40wt thread to quilt the pieced panel.