Okay, I didn't buy Hushabye, largely because I don't need any pastel baby stuff. And the lilac colorway in Full Moon Forest left me cold, since lavender is the color I like least. But I'm crazy about her work, enough to do something I normally avoid like Sunbonnet Sue: making quilts mostly out of one collection.
I did it with Nest, and now I'm doing it with Neptune. These prints are wonderful: wee anchors, a hidden-turtle-and-seahorse damask, tiny life rings, shipwrecks, giant squid devouring unsuspecting sailors...
I made that up about the squid. But wouldn't that be nice? Tula. Call me. I have ideas.
This isn't by any means a final layout. It's not even a preliminary one; it's just me sticking blocks to the wall as I worked. Still plenty of switching around to be done, and I think some sashing to calm it down a bit. But I'm really excited about this one.
I've used the modified bento tutorial from Film in the Fridge, with a few alterations. (I changed the width of the strips to allow for using a jelly roll -- another thing I never do. Tula Pink, damn your awesomeness, what have you done to me?) Thanks, Ashley, for great directions and your inspiring work.
I was moved to post this after thinking earlier how much I dislike Amy Butler's new line. (I'm lukewarm overall on her other stuff, but it must be said that my current favorite fabric is one of hers, and I've bought it by the bale.) But then it's so rare for me to like everything a designer does that I figured I should balance my anti-Love rancor with some pro-Neptune love. So the next round's on me. Hapless sailors for all my hungry friends!...Who are squid.