In my web surfing this week I found a great tutorial for a quilt-as-you-go patchwork bag. My scrap basket is overflowing and I need a little tote for my kindle fire so I figured this was the perfect opportunity to try something new and hopefully end up with something useful. My first piece of patchwork which will be one side of the bag:
It's a little too big.
I've found something else that is completely addicting! And now I'll have to start saving even smaller scraps because even a little one inch square can be the foundation for a block.
Last night I attended the inaugural meeting of the The Omaha Modern Quilt Guild. I probably didn't make a great first impression as I arrived 15 minutes late--and I'm never late to anything! I did something very uncharacteristic and signed up to be on the executive board/steering committee. I cannot tell you how excited I am to help build this Guild. Today I was perusing The Modern Quilt Guild's website and read about the QuiltCon Block Challenge. I went through my stash and found some fabrics that I think go with the required color scheme.
I think I'll try some kind of variation on a disappearing nine patch using 2.5 inch squares. And just the idea of Elizabeth Hartman seeing a quilt block I made makes me happy!
i think those are great choices for the quiltcon challenge! congrats on the guild!ReplyDelete
I can't wait to try the quilt as you go bag. Love that fabric pull.ReplyDelete
I'm so excited you were able to make the meeting & that you volunteered to be a part of the team! You have great ideas & energy! Thanks!ReplyDelete