Friday, March 28, 2014

March Blocks: two to keep one to give

These two lovely Bear Paw blocks are the fifth and sixth blocks of the Vice Versa Block of the Month Club - and I love how they look!  I'm really loving these Kona solids together, and  I've heard mention of a LONG ARM being available at Sewtopia (I'm going - eek!) so this quilt top, once finished, may have to be quilted with the big guns.  Have you ever quilted on a Long Arm?  Its fun.  As in quilt an ENTIRE quilt in just an hour or two, no wresting it through your little Janome machine, and go out for Icecream afterwards kind of fun! One of my LQS's rents time on theirs, and so I learned a few years back.  Loading it onto the frame... I wouldn't classify as fun, but doing the actual quilting: awesome and fun. And fast, did I mention that? 

Anyhow - those are my March blocks. I still have a few months to decide what color to use for the negative space in the quilt.  Ash grey? Coal grey? Some other unknown-to-me color?  Or a subtle print?! (see below)
I should start figuring that out now probably.

I'm a member of the Columbus Modern Quilt Guild. There are a bunch of wonderful gals in this group and we have a little Bee going this year!   Janna has March and she requested a 12.5" block with pretty open guidelines: a block we have always wanted to make, or our favorite block. But it needs to be monochromatic with a white, grey, or black background fabric.  Guess which category my flying geese fall into.  That's right, this was my "always wanted to make" block and it actually was fun, and not difficult at all!  I did a little research before starting and decided on this great little tutorial from Pieceful Kwilter.

The blue print is Modern Whimsey by Laurie Wisbrun and I keep finding good sized pieces in my scrap boxes.  No yardage left, sadly.  The white on white print is Bike Path Sun Print by Alison Glass... and its quickly becoming a favorite which means I should stock up now before its hard to find.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Marcia R said...

Pretty blocks! Especially love the geese one. I agree that both of those fabrics are stash-worthy. I'm fond of all of Alison Glass' Sunprint line.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

You have worked the light print as if it was an air stream, very clever.