Monday, April 11, 2016

On My Sewing Table Today

This is what is on my quilty "catch-up" schedule today.

It is Block 11 of the Saturday Sampler BOM  

that I am participating in at

There are also three "catch-up" block kits in this picture.

Block #10 was done on time for the

"show and pick-up next month's block kit" session two days ago.

It is a damp, dreary day here today.

A good day to stay in and sew at a time when I have a lot of "catch-up" sewing to do.

I have been playing catch up on this one since ...

Block # 1

Started HERE

 This is Block # 8 which I blogged  Here

These are skill building blocks
and I have learned a lot of interesting new techniques.

This project is something of a mystery.
There is no layout shown at the beginning of the process.
A finishing layout or two will be shown at the end but we are, of course,
free to follow our own quilty muses.

My muse has taken me on my own path.

I have played a lot with the fabrics and colors in these kits.

All the fabrics that appear in the kits are on the right.

The focus fabric, an Amy Butler "Glow" print is on the left.
I love the focus fabric which drew me choosing to this colorway 
and the grey Architextures background.

The two solids and the second Glow print are my personal choices 
which I have switched into my blocks.

At this point I have taken two greens and the yellow from the original fabrics
out of the quilt completely.
Many small pieces of solids are landing in my scrap pile.

Since I have added a second print I feel cutting back on the number of different colors 
is a good way to go.

There was also an option of buying a second "challenge" block kit per month.
different blocks to add and make a larger quilt.

I did decide to purchase the challenge blocks but most of these are not sewn.

I am not sure at this point if they will be in this quilt or not.

Time will tell.

I have not decided on a layout for my quilt yet, 
but I have an image in my head taking shape.

My mystery is a mystery to me. 

I am really looking forward to seeing all the quilts that are made from these blocks. 

At Quilter's Way creativity is very much encouraged.

One of the things I love in a quilt shop 

... that and all the pretty fabric ... :)


margaret said...

these blocks look rather complicated yours are looking good and lovely fabric range. Not sure if it is a challenge anyone can take part in but would not mind trying a few of the blocks.

Dorian said...

I'm sure your quilt will be stunning, no matter it's layout. Glad you are back into the swing of things :)

Marian said...

Love this block, the colors are so bright and cool, Very Summery..