I managed to eek out one finish for Q3! I was determined to have something to cross off my Q3 Finish-a-long list, so this weekend I basted, quilted and bound my mega log cabin block quilt.
Back in 2009 I created this quilt (and here) for my sister and her new baby. I had a fair amount of the fabrics left over, so I always kept them stacked together. Then last year I wanted to try making up a mega block quilt (a quilt top made from 1 over-sized quilt block), so I grabbed my stack of fabrics and went to town.
I wanted the quilt to be soft and drape nicely when complete, so I quilted 1" horizontal lines over the quilt. It crinkled beautifully after I washed it!
Working with this quilt again has inspired me to make more mega block quilts. Maybe stars up next?
**Update - This quilt is now listed for sale on my Etsy store site.
It has been exactly 1 year since I was queen of the ModQ ImprovB group. You can see my post from August 2013 here. For my first round as queen, I asked the group to make me improvisational house blocks in bright colors on a white background with plenty of negative space. Above shows what I received!
I was thrilled when I received the blocks, but I wanted the quilt to somehow be bigger. So it sat. For a year. Oops. This year I am queen for the month of October and I am going to ask for improv TREES to go with my houses to help make the quilt bigger. Bonus points for anyone who can do a tree with a swing! Or fort...the possibilities are endless.
I have added some quilts with improv trees to my "Improv House" Pinterest page. The comments on the pins are my own. Below is a quilt done by Sewn by Leila - I love the blocks in this quilt.
Details for my bee-mates:
- Please use a solid white fabric for your background again.
- Please make blocks 12.5" tall. They can be 6.5" or 12.5" wide.
- Please use bright modern fabrics where applicable (trunks would be brown I guess)
- Have fun! I loved all of your creativity in the first round and can't wait to see what I get this time.