WIP: Naptown Stitchers Bee assignment
So I broke my pact to be more focused in my sewing. It wasn't going to take long, right? It'll take a little while to completely throw off my old ways :) I'll get there. I do think it's ok and healthy to follow creative whims from time to time, as long as I don't completely revert back to being a serial-quilt-starter. So you guys, after this one, I am not starting a new project until I finish the Dyed quilt!
Anyway, what the heck am I talking about, right? Well, this thing:
Mmmmm. Love it.
Much darker than what I normally go for.
Our Naptown Stitchers bee assignment this month is to make a block interpreting our favorite book. I did 5 blocks. And am making them into a quilt. So there's that :)
The star block is a paper-pieced block from Vintage Quilt Revival. I used a few bright solids from my stash and two fat quarters of Anna Maria Horner fabric. I really had to squeeze the last little bits out of those fat quarters!
I opted for Pearl Bracelets for the background. I really like this print because it's not as stark as solid black, while still very dark in value.
For the negative space in the background, I'm making a ton of 4" blocks with wonky triangles in one corner. Loving the bright colors! I've thrown in some darker colors, and even blacks, as well.
I've done about 20, so I only have 160 to go. That's not a buzz-kill. Not. at. all.....
Ok, I may have bitten off a little more than I was originally planning to...
Oh, you were wondering what book I was representing? Not telling :) Not yet, at least!! Stay tuned for that!
Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.