Hello out there! Is anyone still reading blogs?? I haven’t updated this blog in about 2 years (!!!), but today I decided to dust it off and drop in for an update. 🙂 Sewing and crafting time has been scarce since moving to Minnesota and starting my new job, but I’ve been trying to squeeze things in here and there.
A few weekends ago I dug out my Modern Makers Club quilt that I started with the Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild in 2018. I had pieced 16 out of 36 blocks before I moved, and I just recently I pieced another 5. These blocks are all pretty fiddly and labor intensive, so the process is pretty slow. To top things off, the pattern instructions are not great (to put it nicely), so I’ve been doing the math for each block myself.
The good news is that I still love how this quilt is turning out! I’m using all Kona cotton solids with a black background, inspired by a photo of an Amish-inspired quilt that I saw in a book a few years ago. I’m also adding a little sliver of white to each block, which I think gives the blocks a nice highlight. I chose really bright colors (as usual), and I love the eye-searing effect. 🙂
Here are some close-ups of the blocks I have so far:
The diamond block on the bottom right is all paper pieced and took FOREVER.
Block 17: I just sewed this one last weekend.
Blocks 18-21: Completed last weekend and this weekend.
I accidentally forgot to put a white highlight in a few of the blocks – can you tell which ones? Oops!! Sometimes the blocks are so persnickety that I am so focused on not screwing them up, and I only remember to add the white once it’s too late. 🙂
That’s it for now, but I’m excited about this project again and hope to sew more blocks in the near future.
If you are still reading this blog, hello!! I hope you are well, and happy sewing!