Thank you all for replying to my previous post on the kitchen quilt. I have decided to keep it simple and leave out the fruits and extra pastries. I have also asked the quilters on Instagram, and the resounding majority agreed on leaving the fruits out. So, I will listen!
I have removed the paper from the blocks and hope to sew them together this afternoon.
I will create something different with the fruit blocks. If any of you has special requests for something with a bit of fruit in it, now is your chance!
The rest of this post will be about a different project, also not finished… ha ha!
When the Dutch Modern Quilt Guild was created in 2017, I signed up immediately.
In the autumn of 2017 the guild organized a block of the week project. For 25 weeks we would be getting a free pattern each week. Each block is only 6 inches.
We were also asked to design some of the blocks, and so I participated in that. Can you guess which ones are my design? 😉
There was hand sewing, applique, traditional patchwork, paper piecing… all kinds of techniques.
I just couldn’t manage a block a week, so I selected a few of the 25 and added one or two of my own design that were not part of original project.
I have no idea what to do with the blocks yet, but I will let them percolate for a bit in my sewing room. I will come up with something.
I really liked playing with the different techniques.
And learning something new, is always great!
And I did try to deviate from the norm a bit… all be it choosing a thread that really stands out in the English paper pieced block. Still undecided if it worked out or not.
The thing I enjoyed the most, was fussy cutting the fabrics.
Now I only have to come up with a plan for these blocks…. we will see!