I remember seeing New Leaf for the first time when I walked into Jan's booth at Quilt Market. I was sick, feeling awful and dragging myself through market and I stood and drank in the color and print of Jan's new line. I couldn't help but feel better. It was as though the sunny cheerfulness of this collection was warming me from the inside out.
It's 100% GOTS certified organic too. I have to admit I don't buy all organic, but I do appreciate when fabrics are. I admire Jan for her steadfast commitment to organics. She's done a great job educating me on the benefits and the difference I can make when I buy organic.
Did you know for each yard of organic fabric I purchase I have prevented one-third of a pound of toxic fertilizers and pesticides from being used to grow cotton? Even 1 yard makes a difference.
(I apologize for the pictures. It was so dark and gray in my studio and for some reason I couldn't get a handle on focusing. Ever have one of those days?)
Cut (1) 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" background square and set aside for later.
Cut (9) 3"x 8" print rectangles
Sew the yellow rectangles to one end of the print rectangles and press the seams open.
Sew the wedge strips together in order using a 1/4" seam. Be sure to maintain the alternating placement. Press all seams open.
Sew a scant 1/4"(stay stitch) around the perimeter of the fan.
Are you looking for your next letter?
My letter for the Fat Quarter Scramble is O!
Want to find out more? Check out Jan's post for more info and the rest of the stops!
Thanks Jan for asking me to be a part of this hop and have a chance to work with this beautiful fabric!