Later on, I joined a monthly fabric club where we received four half yards of fabric and a matching spool of thread in one color. This was a great way to build up stash. Tara always picked amazing fabrics, I was never disappointed. I decided to make the same block each month with the fabrics, and I choose a pattern from Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter. The pattern is from the May/June 2013 McCall's Quilting magazine and is called Boho Girl. I love this version with the Safari Moon fabric line.
For my quilt I used a few other fabrics from my stash as well as the ones Tara sent. I also used a different layout than the original quilt pattern, and I went with a color order arrangement of sorts. I used an aqua polka dot for the binding which had a similar color that was in many of the blocks. The back is a lovely print from Anna Maria Horner. The beautiful swirl machine quilting is by AB Quilting Studio.
I'm calling this quilt Flora and Fauna because of the wonderful floral prints and the little creatures found in some of the blocks. There are so many great fabric designers in this quilt: Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, Tula Pink, Rae Hoekstra, Bonnie Christine, Violet Craft, Anna Maria Horner, Leah Duncan, Heather Bailey, and more!
It was so much fun to see this quilt change and progress over time. It was a challenge not knowing what each block would look like, not knowing what each months fabric would be. I love how it turned out in the end. Have you had a similar experience, maybe with a BOM or mystery quilt?