Thursday, October 21, 2010
Way back in August I sent out these fabrics to the wonderful people of the Fresh Modern Quilting Bee. These folks bent their heads to the task and created some stunning and whimsical blocks, then popped them in the mail back to me. The month of September felt almost like Christmas, as almost every trip to the Post Office resulted in a fun package with another lovely quilt block.
A couple weeks ago my design wall was empty (this is totally amazing) so I decided to put up all the blocks I've received to see them all together. (I'm waiting on one more yet)
My sewing room has terrible lighting, so this picture looks a little washed out, but you get the idea. Absolutely wonderful and fun, and exactly what I wanted. They're a mixture of 12.5" and 6.5" blocks. I'm planning on adding some more blocks myself. Probably a few very simple ones to balance it out and rest the eye.
The colors look a bit more true in this picture. This quilt is gonna be so much fun to put together.
For those of you who asked about the pattern for the circle-star block in my last post. It's called a New York Beauty. The book I found it in didn't have a name for it, but I think you should be able to find a free pattern for this block online. And if you haven't tried paper-piecing, go for it! Once you get the hang of it, it's really fun. Maybe I'll do a little tutorial on paper-piecing sometime, but before I do that I'll see if there's another comprehensive one floating around in quilt bloggy land.