A new project
Updated: Jun 3, 2019
I am lucky enough to spend my Tuesday mornings in the company of a delightful group of ladies at a Patchwork and Quilting Class at my local Adult Learning Centre. The best part about this class is our amazing teacher Emma Dann and how flexible she is in how we approach our individual projects, enabling us to learn and get inspiration from both her and one another.
My project for this term (perhaps the next year depending how long it take me) is a throw sized quilt based on the fabulous Tula Pink's 100 Modern Quilt Blocks for a City Sampler. With 100 different blocks to choose from and limited time available to work outside the timetabled class, I decided upon a design using 24 blocks.
In order to create a large enough finished quilt I am going to enlarge each block by a factor of two, so doubling all measurements (I hope) but still need to address the seam allowance (don;t otherwise my pieces will be too big).
Being me I have approached the overall design in quite a systematic way, I hope that this won't mean you don't think me creative! The quilt blocks will change in colour from red through to green, passing through pinks, purples, blues, turquoises and with the addition of blacks and greys as needed to provide balance.
I've had a lot of fun with my colouring pens as you can see! I love the approach of the book, from the suggestion to name each block to the variety of fabrics, prints and quilting techniques used I have found it really motivates me to create a unique project.