This week I worked on contest or mystery quilt blocks. I love Aurifil thread, and they have a Block of the Month contest. If you make the block and post it on Flickr, you have a chance to win thread. Here's March's entry.
I'm also doing a Quilt Along with Jo's Country Junction. This is called Pieceful Nights. I had to buy the pattern, but again, there are good prizes. I won this FQ bundle, and wanted a really pretty quilt to show it off. I think this design will work nicely. I'll need to find border fabrics, which will be a challenge. This collection seems to be sold out. I'm sure I'll figure out something when it's time to finish it.
And I am doing the Plenty of Fish mystery quilt from Prairie Quilt Merchantile on Facebook. This is Step 1. I have to catch up on the next two. A mystery quilt gives a variety of steps, but you don't know what the quilt will actually look like until the end. It's a challenge because you can't picture it and don't know exactlyhow the fabrics will work in the design. you just have to trust that your lights, mediums and darks will be a good selection. This one will have a very large variety of fabrics, almost 30. Although I use strip packs (Jelly rolls) and FQ bundles, and charm packs, and some of my quilts look scrappy because of that, I seldom pick my own array. For this one, I picked from my supply of fat quarters and some yardage. It was a challenge to make the choices. I do love coordinating fabrics, but usually I choose based on the finished quilt. Since I don't know what this will look like, it was a different challenge. Pushing the envelope, and being creative is always a good thing. But the first step was very easy, so that helped.
Those are my fabric choices, and below is Step 1.
So, that's what I'm doing! I also picked up flannel backed tablecloth fabric yesterday. I got the blue plaid one. I need to make a better design wall. The tablecloth I have thumbtacked to the wall is falling, so I want to put this new piece up with a simple frame. I think the blue "grid" from the right side will show through, and help me if I need lines to help lay out a quilt. I needed something fast and easy, and cheap. 40% off coupons and some scrap trim pieces from the garage should do it. I'll let you know! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!