Something tells me that my blogging resolution of posting 4 times a month is not going very well...
I decided to work on two quilting projects and a good friend asked me to make a baby quilt, because she'll be a grandma in June!!
On another note, I finished reading "The Prayer Box" Tyndale sent about three weeks ago and the review is almost done.
But coming back to this post, do you remember the fabric I ordered? They are part of a really upbeat collection called "Mellow Yellow." I am planning on completing a sample quilt this year and I'll be using this fabric as main accent. I'll borrow a bit for the name of the quilt, and I've decided it will be called Cheery Mellow!!
I started experimenting with an 8-fabric kite block, but I guess the bias cuts won this battle... I'm on the lookout for other patterns or even a paper-pieced block to give it a second try. This baby will eventually have a home in the back of the quilt. Because this will be a sampler, I think it won't look too bad on the back, because of the mismatched points, and it will reminisce of the fabrics in the top. Also, I'was not completely sure I wanted that shade of gray and the marbled fabric in other blocks...
While I find an alternate pattern, I decided to go ahead and work on a Drunkard's Path Chain block. I know that there are a hundred different ways of building these units, but there is a certain appeal that all these little guys with a bunch of pins have... It reminds me of traditional quilts, and all the time lovingly spent in putting them together.
And as I mentioned in my previous Drunkard's Path blog post, I use Marti Mitchel's templates. I really like making Drunkard's Path units, the templates are sturdy and I figured they would be a good investment that would last a long time.
A Drunkard's chain looms in the horizon... I just can't get enough of having two pieces of fabric that go different directions and end up matching so nicely.