So rather than finishing off anything old, deciding on the something new for 2018 took over. Several ideas have been in the works in EQ, but they just weren't jelling for me. Enter the February 2018 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting. Hidden in the middle is this little gem:
|February 2018 American Patchwork and Quilting, Designed by Monique Dillard.|
Tiny Treasures designed by Monique Dillard. Oooh, wonder how that would look done in rainbow color blocks?
I resized the blocks to make them bigger and added a few more to the project. The stash has some beige/tan pieces of yardage left over from some other quilts, so I'd be using those as the backgrounds, then colored scraps for the blocks (Using just one color in the mock up still gives an idea of how the quilt will look with blocks in various colors). For those of you considering EQ8, it's limited to adding just 24 blocks to a border. There needed to 25 to make the vertical border blocks line up appropriately, but it's good enough to get a good sense of what it would look like put together. I need to play with the outer border some more, I won't do solid black, probably some type of flying geese pieced border. There is still some time to tweak the look before next year's project kicks off in January.
I like this project because it really will use up some scraps. The beige/tan fabrics need to get moved out of the stash. It's not a color I tend to use often, as I like the brightness of whites. Those fabrics were purchased for one of my first quilting classes before I had a good sense of what my preferred style and colors were. The geese "wings" will be a great way to use up some of the smaller scraps that are piling up in the sewing room. So I'm looking forward to getting started on this project.
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