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.
LOVE the bee block. How would you set those?
Fun! These both look amazing. Are you feeling a little outdone by that Central Jersey quilt? Or is that just me? Wowza!
Never! Wait til you see what our members made! Our quilt is going to be very different and totally amazing
Love your block for the guild quilt!
The blocks your guild has made so far are SO great! I love yours, too – I think a mini quilt out of a few of those would look so cool! And thanks for the shout out! 🙂
Thanks! I’m really looking forward to seeing it come together. And it was my pleasure.:)
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM, melintheattic wrote:
Thanks, Kim! I’m really happy with how it came out.
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 11:45 AM, melintheattic wrote:
I think they’re supposed to all come together to make a giant basket-weave effect. I’m excited to see how Janita does it. Especially since it’s all Anna Maria Horner fabric.
On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 9:53 AM, melintheattic wrote: