July 25, 2012

wip Wednesday

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!


  1. i think those are great choices for the quiltcon challenge! congrats on the guild!

  2. I can't wait to try the quilt as you go bag. Love that fabric pull.

  3. 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!