Let me share a few announcements, in no particular order.
The Stitchin' Post, during the big quilt show they just had. A picture was passed along to us via Jeanne who got it from Rose. We really got a kick out of seeing the display of Leftovers (on the seat of the chair) and Bowtie Pasta with a Twist (on the back of the chair) in such a well known shop. Thank you letting us see them in place.
Second, let me remind you all again that the Des Moines Area Modern Quilt Guild will be meeting this Thursday, the 21st. Please take a look here to get more information about the Guild and this meeting and take special note of the nametag discussion. It is going to be great fun!
Third, let me introduce you to Dinner Plates. Jill motivated me to create this summery quilt in a bit of a challenge she gave me a few years ago. She said "try using circles in a modern quilt" and look what happened. It became a large quilt for a queen sized bed. Often the challenges we give one another either end up as small projects or as permanent WIPs so this was a happy surprise. It was fun using large and small scale fabrics, some fabrics that read "solid" and a tight color scheme. April finished it off with some special quilting!
|A Dinner Plate block.|
|A "without" Dinner Plate block.|
I've decided to blog about the steps involved in creating Dinner Plates in several upcoming posts. You can turn it into a quilt along so please join in. This queen size and a scaled down throw size will be described in the pattern.
Fabric selection and fabric quantities for making the Dinner Plates quilt will be posted August 2nd. The steps will probably be posted every other week. I am having great fun because I get to use color in my diagrams. Yipee! It is more of an immediate visual treat for me, I must say. When creating patterns to be printed commercially the diagrams and steps have to be in black and white.
I am hopeful I can create a pdf of the entire pattern that will be available for you to download once we have reached the end of the process or you can choose to follow along in the posts. All the steps will appear when you click on the label Dinner Plates in the label column if you miss any as we go along.
Is anybody interested in joining in?