Quiltmaker has another issue of 100 Blocks coming out on May 10, 2011. There’s a block in the last issue I’m wanting to make for my niece’s little boy but just haven’t had time. I really love these issues and look forward to each one.
Yesterday morning just before I started pulling fabrics for my purple Monochromatic Challenge quilt, I checked my email and saw that I had a note from Carolyn, the Creative Editor of Quiltmaker. How fun would it be to have that title?? Creative Editor! Maybe I’ll give myself a title .. Creative Editor of Patchwork Times. Does that mean I get a pay raise? 🙂
Anyway, the email was to tell me that a block I had submitted a while back will be included in the May, 2011 issue. Carolyn asked if I had a completed project using the block? No . . but I could make one! Only problem is . . it has to be in their hands by March 8. That’s not long . . I don’t even want to know how long. I quickly opened Electric Quilt and began designing my quilt. I came up with some very good options!
Then I changed a few things and came up with Option #2.
Then I changed a couple of things and have Option #3.
Then, the thought occurred to me that maybe this wasn’t even the block I sent in so I wrote Carolyn and said “Please don’t tell anyone that I asked but . . is this the block I sent in?” Nope, it was not! She sent me a photo of the block I submitted and I was back to Square 1 . . literally. I had to come up with a whole new quilt design. I did it and am halfway finished making it and I’m loving the design. Wish I could show you! 🙂 You’ll just have to put it on your calendar to run to the bookstore and get the Quiltmaker 100 Blocks issue on May 10, 2011. There will be a blog tour and I’m betting an issue or two will be given away here so stay tuned.
But, since we haven’t done a Quilt Along or a Quilt for an Hour or even a Quiltathon project in a while, would anyone like to do one of the above quilts as a group project? The pattern hasn’t been written but from the EQ drawing, it looks like you would need about 2 yards of the background and about 4 yards for the dark blue . . or whatever color you wanted to use. The rest could be scraps.
If you would like to do this project, tell me which one you prefer . . Option #1, #2 or #3. Majority rules!