I will be out of my sewing room for a few days, so I thought I better finish the floral pet quilt. This was a fun quilt to make because I designed it as I went along. Following the project process posted by Melanie of Catbird Quilt Studio, helped in making this an enjoyable project. Thanks again, Melanie!
I made heart blocks for the corners.
One of my friends and I are making blocks from the book, Modern Blocks, compiled by Susanne Woods.
We take turns with another friend, choosing a block to make for the month. Making the floral pet quilt has left me with polka-dot-on-the-brain. I used my leftover polka dot fabric, and the Kaffe Fasset remnants, to make the block chosen for March.
My friend and I are making blocks from the book, Modern Blocks~99 Quilt Blocks by Favorite Designers Compiled by Susanne Woods. We plan to make twelve blocks and compile them into a fabric book. As of yet, I do not know exactly how we are going to put the book together. This is the third block that I have completed.
I chose not to try to embroider a butterfly, and used a butterfly button that I found in my button jar.
I also created my own bird and flower appliques.
Birdsong Block designed by Rachel Roxburgh
Every project has challenges, and every project has its rewards.
After days of not being able to work in my studio, I am now back to working on different projects.
My friend had given me a copy of Modern Blocks, a book of designer blocks compiled by Susanne Woods. She found it at Half Price Books for a good price.
Our plan is to make these blocks together, when we meet for craft day. Since I am still not going out just yet, we are working on two blocks on our own. We will meet later to continue this fun project. She also has a friend in Florida who is making these blocks along with us.
The designs in this book have great texture and color. The blocks are all unique…and they encourage more creativity and uniqueness with your own interpretation of the block.
The block I made today is Boxed Up ,by Angela Yasten. Her fabric color choice included a green word print fabric with two different texture gray fabrics. I had a brown/gray word fabric in my stash, along with two different gray textured fabrics.
I am still trying to find the right combination of fabric for a block called Birdsong, by Rachel Roxburgh.