I am a sucker for joining groups. I am tempted by the latest and greatest -along, whether it be quilting or knitting, or as I mentioned in my last post, writing. Give me a theme, a project and an online group to chat with and sign me up!
Last January, I found a new blog – Happy Quilting. Melissa was hosting a QAL with a pretty block pattern that was just a bit different that anything else I had seen. I didn’t need more fabric or a new project, but I quickly talked myself into a trip to the quilt store and came home with a selection of fat quarters.
The background was an out-of-the-box choice, it’s a caramel-ish tan. As I have been piecing these blocks, I realize I have a thing for polka dots. Hmm, I wonder what that’s about!
I stayed organized by sorting the pieces with paper plates.
I am almost finished…three more blocks then I’ll have to figure out sashing and borders, then on to the quilting.
I think I can get away with a pantograph on this because it is so colorful. My plan has always been to donate this as a Quilt of Valor so I tried to use masculine prints. I have a flag panto…we’ll see what it looks like as a completed top and I will wait for inspiration to strike.