I sketched a new quilt block design one day over the holiday break and started sewing it up. It’s made up of a lot of little pieces (definitely not fabulously fast) and at this point I’ve only made half of one block. But that didn’t stop me from pulling fabrics and colors I’d like to use should this block turn into a quilt.
I started with some of Jen Kingwell’s Gardenvale collection I picked up at Market and then added more fabrics from my stash in the color range I was using. I seem to often gravitate toward reds, yellows and blues, and greens, so the addition of the purples and blacks are kind of a new look for me. (*pats self on the back*) Excited to see where this goes!
Since the pieces in the block are small I stuck with mostly small-scale prints that almost read solid. Bigger prints would get lost in this design. Maybe by next week I’ll have one block done and I can show it off. 🙂
Speaking of stash…
*warning: enabler alert*
…have you heard about Westwood Acres’ newest monthly subscription club: the “I Want Her Stash” Fabric and Pattern Club. Each month a bundle of 16 fat quarters picked by a different designer + an original pattern from that designer will arrive in your mail box. And guess who’s month is January? Me. (Pressure!)
Here’s a list of the designers for each month. Whoa – I’m honored to be on that list! Can’t wait to see what they all do!
- January: Amy at Diary of A Quilter
- February: Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew
- March: Lynne at Lily’s Quilts
- April: Nicole at Modern Handcraft
- May: Kristyne from Pretty By Hand
- June: Alison Glass from Alison Glass Designs
- July: Amy at Nana Company
- August: Elizabeth at Oh, Fransson!
- September: Amanda of The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and Hey, Porkchop!
- October: Camille of Thimble Blossoms
- November: Rita at Red Pepper Quilts
- December: Megan at Lucy and Norman
✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾
Yep, I already signed up:)
Love the fabric, can't wait to see your block.
I seriously can't wait to see your block. Still lol over "warning: enabler alert". :)<br />Have you done any posts about how to design a block? Or is it something that has to be an innate skill?
Such beautiful fabrics Amy! I'm looking forward to seeing your new block!
Loving your fabric pull and looking forward to seeing your block 😉
Love the colors……and I'm waiting patiently (NOT) for the Emma Grace baby quilt tutorial…..hint HINT
Beautiful fabric pull, I love the bright colors.
I've signed up for the Stash Club at Westwood and am looking forward to seeing all of the bundles and blocks. I'm new to quilting and just trying to figure out the blog thing….but I will prevail! I admire your style.<br />Can't wait to see your new block.
Your fabric makes a pretty rainbow!
To heck with the stash of the month program, I want YOURS! So beautiful!
I can't wait to see what you are working on! All of those fabrics are beautiful! Looks like the club is going to have fun!!! I just missed it! Maybe next time!
Oh got to love a secret 🙂 cant wait to see what its going to be, love all the colours your using as well 🙂
The colours you've picked out are really lovely – it is a good lesson and inspiration for me to move beyond my conservative norm! Nice to know even you have to take a step beyond normal every-now-again and add 'new' colours to your palette!
I'm excited to see where this goes too! Love what you have selected.
The colors make my heart flip and mouth water….yummie, yum….eye candy!
I signed up for the stash club! I'm still hoping you'll do the Emmy Grace tutorial too!
I joined this group and you were a big part of why I joined. Those fabrics you have pulled there are looking really good.
I love all the colorful fabric you use, they are so happy….!
Love love love the fabrics you pulled!