As part of the current Melbourne Modern Quilt Group's Mystery Bee, I chose these pretty blue floral fabrics - 6 x fat quarters, to be exact.
I seem to be drawn to the colour "blue", lately. It's so fresh and clear, like a sun-filled spring sky.
From a range of suggested patterns, I chose the "Spinning Star" block from www.quilterscache.com
laser-cut acrylic templates. It really did make a huge difference in the speed and accuracy of my cutting. Keeping to the "blue" theme, I chose the pale blue tinted Acrylic - still totally transparent, but a little easier to see against a white background.
I was slightly distracted while cutting... watching a favourite DVD episode of the old 1970's series of Rockford, with my husband - we just love watching James Garner in action!
There was just enough of the three light-blue prints to make 9 blocks - though I'll have to mix them up a little. The darker blues will look terrific as the spinning blades.
At the MMQG's SASD (Sit and Sew Day) today at Ashburton, I received my first sewn blocks from another member, Sally. Thanks, they look great!
Once I've received all the pieces, I was thinking of using the 6th fabric (a blue and white gingham), as the sashing fabric. With 9 blocks in total, this quilt is destined to be about 1m x 1m in size. Perhaps I'll add a wide border as well, to bring it up to "lap-quilt" size?
In my previous post, I showed a photo of Sally's Kalaidescope block which I made in June - she has already made it into a quilt! Talk about fast work! Sally's Quilt
Here is the block I made for Lorraine in July. I can't wait to see her quilt finally finished - she's pretty quick, too!
Given that this is my first attempt at being in a Sewing Bee, I must say that I'm quite enjoying the challenge and camaraderie!
Have a great week!