I have completed all the Churndash blocks for my version of Chunky Churndash, a free pattern from Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.com I'm making for my dad. I showed him some stash fabric choices for the alternate hourglass block, and darned if he didn't pick a favorite of mine!
I have no recollection of where I found this fabric, I just loved the pomegranate and leaf on the pretty blue. It has not been in stash long. However, I only have a one yard piece and need another yard. I have been unable to find any online as this collection is from 2016, and Kim Diehl's recent collections do not contain a similar blue. I've been searching for a similar background color, but the slightly grayed down blue is quite elusive. While shopping at my local fabric store today, the clerk went round and round pulling bolts and having no luck except for a tonal solid, which I didn't really want. Giving up, I perused the clearance bolts and decided to change gears entirely when I found this print:
Eliza's Indigo by Betsy Chutchian. The gray background has a blue tone to it and I actually like the smaller scale print as well. I mocked up the alternate block at home.
This not the cream print I'm using but is the same tone.
I thought it would look great with his maroon couch but was given a pass on that idea :) The alternate block fabrics are taking their turn in the laundry and then cutting will begin using Bonnie's Essential Triangle tool and matched 3.5" strips. If my math is right (cough cough), I can get 9 quarter-square triangles from each strip. I need 140+ for my layout. There is plenty of both fabrics and if mistakes are made, I will be okay!