Saturday, June 14, 2008

Round 2

I can't believe it is June 14th and we are already onto the second month of the quilting bee. And after seeing all the gorgeous blocks put together for Rebekah, I really can't wait to see what everyone does this month. You are all really amazing.

The fabrics I picked are Alexander Henry's Birdseed and solid white, yellow, medium gray and dark gray. I sort of flew by the seat of my pants on the sizes of the pieces I sent but they are basically all about 15" x 6", except for the dark grey and that is 7" x 7" (since it is more of an accent color).

My general plan for the quilt is to use it on my queen bed so I am hoping that everyone will make a 14" x 14" block. I am planning on sewing 4 additional blocks to make it 4 blocks by 4 blocks with sashing in between and a nice big border. If for any chance, I didn't send enough fabric for each of you to work you magic into 14" x 14" block, feel free to go smaller. Also feel free to bring in fabric from your own stash if you want to spice things up a bit.

I did a little research on flickr and in my fabric books for inspiration. Here is a mosaic of some cuties - I am really digging the wonky lines of these quilts. I had trouble adding these two quilts to the mosaic but here are links to two more inspirations as well.

I sent out the fabric on Friday so hopefully you will receive it in the next couple of days. Let me know if it doesn't arrive soon.

7 comments:

One Shabby Chick said...

OK I am loving this fabric - and those inspiration quilts. Especially the kinda round squares one (I know that's kind of an oxymoron). Can't wait to get them!
Amber

Jacquie said...

I'm excited to have this fabric in my hands. I agree with Amber, I have that same quilt in my flickr favs. Interesting set of inspiration quilts. This is going to be a challenge!

Rebekah C said...

I love your fabric choices! and I really like the linked quilt from room and board...it's very DS inspired. Can't wait to get my hands on this stuff!

Wendy said...

The best part of all this has been, and I'm sure will continue to be, working with fabrics I don't have in my own stash. It sort of satisfies my lust for all those patterns that I'd like to buy, but would put us in the poorhouse. I can't wait for it to arrive!

Oiyi said...

Cool! I can't wait to get my fabrics.

Lynn said...

ok LOVE the fabric. really, i love love love it! I'm so excited, and really am looking forward to experimenting with some curves...

Amy said...

Somehow I happened upon this blog, I guess through the never ending chain of blogs! And I see my quilt, wow! Can't wait to see your progress :)