More blocks

This week has been all about piecing and NJMQG meeting prep. Piecing has never been my favorite part of the quilting process, but I got so much satisfaction from making the Building Blocks: HST samples. There were also a bee block for guild friend Janita:


She selected strips from Anna Maria Horner’s latest collections and a pattern from Moda Bake Shop

I also made a block for our guild’s banner quilt. Have you seen the Central Jersey MQG’s? It’s gorgeous (that pic also includes president Jess).

Ours is going to be the colors of our logo– Kona Caribbean, Chartreuse, Bright Pink and Orange. It’s bold, and the challenge was to make a block using this limited palette. Actually, members could only use three of the four colors, with Kona White as the background/neutral. And the assignment was to make a block that signifies what modern quilting means to you.

Here’s my contribution:


Some geometry, some improv and some wonkiness. I love the continued conversation about what makes a modern quilt.

I’ve really enjoyed piecing this week, and I’m learning more about precision and efficiency with every block.

I’m looking forward to getting back to my yellow and gray circles this weekend. It’s quilting time for that project.

Happy Friday!