I know! There weren't exactly any progress reports for the Far Far Away 2 Quilt, it just kind of happened, from Sunday Stash to a finished quilt on Thursday. Admittedly there was a fair amount of time spent working on this quilt during this period.
This quilt was largely unplanned. I knew I wanted to fussy cut the larger prints from the fabric range, and then piece four-patch blocks from the smaller scale prints to alternate. The layout/quilt size was then very much limited to quantity of fabric from the Far Far Away 2 on hand - a fat quarter of each. As each of the fat quarters were cut at a different interval of the fabric repeat, not all of the prints resulted in the same number of fussy cut blocks. As it so happened I was able to fussy cut the most blocks from purple Sleeping Beauty print.
The linen blend fabrics are a heavier weight than the standard quilting cotton, however they are definitely much easier to use than the double gauze from the first Far Far Away range. I did not encounter any difficulties piecing a quilt from these fabrics, and remembered to use a heavier-duty sewing needle ( 90/14).
The back of the quilt features some of the left-over pieces of FFA2 fabrics, and I have used a Kaufman Kona Cotton Solid for the rest of the quilt back to try to balance out the extra weight of the quilt due to the heavier linen blend fabrics.
The quilting ensures that the fussy cut prints continue to be featured, with diagonal lines running only through the small scale prints. I also thought it appropriate to crank up the stitch length on these linen fabrics, and turn them into another feature rather than just a straight line.
From last week's delicate and lightweight voile fabrics to this week's linen blend prints I have certainly enjoyed the challenge of piecing and quilting with such very different textures and fabric weights.
I also thought it would be fun to add a piece of the selvage to the bottom left and right hand corners of the quilt as a tribute to the designer and a reminder of the name of the fabric range. A cute little detail.