July’s block finally gave me a mission for my Flea Market Fancy.
I always wanted to make a simple charm quilt out of it (which I cut for too), but this block seemed fitting.
So guess what I finally did?
That’s right, chopped it all up. Eekkk…it was a little scary, but the reality is there will always be more fabric I want and this has been sitting for…oh about 7 years.
The quilt will likely loose its modern edge with the more country feel of the line, but I thought that might make it stand out from what others make.
I just need a background color now. Suggestions? I was thinking Kona Pond or Ice Frappe for a fresh, but more traditional look.
I’ve been trying to design a quilt based on this above and wasn’t getting results so the timing couldn’t be better.
Deciding on a layout adds to the fun.
On the same day Alissa Haight Carlton and Kirsten Lejiniek’s book Block Party landed on my doorstep.
And then my life became an info commercial, “but wait there’s more!”
I received this mail virtually from the Modern Quilt Guild.
Hop over and check out the guidelines for submissions.
Truthfully, the timing of all this couldn’t be better. I’ve been feeling rather uninspired lately, struggling with anything coming together on my own.
Well, sometimes you just need a little juice from others to get you moving.
Last night in my improv triangle class the juice kicked in and I came up with an idea. This morning I did some mock up blocks and think I figured out how to make the vision a reality. So I think, yeah, I have a potential submission.
Are you joining in?