Growing up, one of my favourite childhood films was the Disney classic, Mary Poppins. Even now, all these years later, I love, love, love it!! Yep, I’m a Mary Poppins fangirl and proud of it ;).
The magical world of Cherry Tree Lane tells a beautiful story, full of joy, hope and wonder. And let’s not forget the awesome song and dance routines…
When it comes to inspiration this film speaks to my heart on so many different wavelengths.
Some of you may remember this post from 2016 –
At the time I mentioned the possibility of a ‘Step In Time’ pattern as a follow us to my Cherry Tree Lane pattern (shown above). A few days later and I had a design sketched out on paper. My only hurdle then was finding the right colour palette to convey the inspirational scene.
In case you are wondering what I mean, here is a little cinematic refresher…
At first glance there isn’t a lot of colour in the scene – it’s night time, and the scene is devoted to soot covered Chimney Sweeps. But look again and ignore the night blues, and you will see rust, tan, peach, pink, yellow, a tinge of green, white and lots of charcoal.
Much to my surprise and excitement I found many of these colours in the perfectly curated Fig Tree & Co. Bella Solids Bundle.
For a moment I played with the idea of keeping the background in the block dark, but then I came to my senses and remembered inspiration doesn’t have to be so literal, and instead I decided to lighten the background with low volume prints and allow the solid colours to be the design statement. And I am so glad I did because the quilt has a vibrancy about it that makes me smile.
And as for the actual design – an interpretation of the classic Jacob’s Ladder block seemed to be a perfect representation of Chimney Sweeps dancing on the rooftops of London.
Are you a Mary Poppins fan?
Are you as excited as me for the new movie being released in December!?!?!
Would you like to see more Mary Poppins inspired quilts in the future?
Or maybe a Mary Poppins fangirl swap??
Let me know, and I will see where inspiration takes me this time ;).
The Step In Time Quilt Pattern…
can be found in the pages of the newly released Fat Quarter Favorites compiled by Karen Burns for Martingale.
Hope you are having a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day :)!!