Structure, organization... sorting, packing, purging...
We are finally ready to REMODEL the kitchen!
I have waited far too long and the excitement is a bit overshadowed presently by the prep work.
So my quilting time has been limited.
I have come to a realization at this, the start of the new year...
I have agreed to participate in both my modern quilt group & quilt shops block of the month.
Can I admit this out loud as a quilter? or will I be struck down by the Quilt Police?
Well, here goes...
I HATE BLOCKS OF THE MONTH!
There- I said it and my sewing room did not explode!
Perhaps it is the requirement to create someone else's pattern... or use their fabrics... or perhaps it is the commitment. But I think it is far more likely... I do not like to measure, cut, piece, and then figure out why my block fails to look like or measure as expected in block description. :(
I think that is why I am an art quilter. I can design my own quilt and do so as I see fit in my own timeframe.
So... here it is: the January block for my modern quilt group.
(It is actually a pattern from the block of the month shared by The Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild)
I Tried & tried to get piece "E" to fit in the middle without its pucker. Eventually, I gave up and decided it was "good enough". Perhaps I will come back to it... but I doubt it.
I also needed to complete a challenge block for my guilds show. Since I am currently working on star blocks (I will get to that in a moment), I decided to use their fabrics for that. But when I was done... it was too small, so I added uneven borders. This morning I looked at it... I hate it :( So I will have to figure out how to alter it.
I registered for a class with Lee Heinrich called "Off The Grid: Working alternative layouts".
I need 5-20 pre-made, completed blocks to be the main quilt design.
No big deal you are thinking?
Alas... I made it one anyway and decided to grab my bags of selvedges & make the fabric for the blocks.
I will post some blocks soon...
Update of Our guilds quilt show challenge block.
I recropped, used what little colored fabric I had left and pieced it. I am much happier with it now. TY for feedback