Tuesday, 18 March 2014

classic meets modern QAL

Having a small design wall has been v. useful to help make choices.
Recently I put together a small collage of fabric scraps & just popped them up on the wall to look at. I had a bit of a colour receipe in mind -peach & creams & teal,  plus just a small hint of purple to create impact. I really wanted to use up some of my scraps of  AMH fabrics and I added in a few low volume fabrics too. It all seemed to work well...at least up on the design wall anyway!   
And so, this past few weeks I have enjoyed just simply looking at these fabrics on the wall.
Just waiting for a reason to use them !!!
But, you know, ultimately, it's do or die!....and it is only a small design wall after all!

Luckily I came across this - a "Classic meets Modern" quilt-along!!!
Each month Erin @ http://www.sewathomemummy.com/2013/12/the-classic-meets-modern-qal-at-sew-at.html shares a classic block, and adds her modern slant on it.
It really caught my eye! And, while baling from the previous BOM/ 40 Shades of Grey, I did find having a monthly deadline to work towards was a great incentive.    
So now I've been busy catching up 'cos, of course, the QAL began back in January!
So far, we have done 1/2 square triangles, Y seams, and curved piecing.
It's been interesting for me to revisit some of these techniques. They are blocks I have made earlier over the years, a real classic sampler quilt, but right now I am focusing on change!
.......can I make the blocks just a wee bit more modern ?
.......just in some small way?

Well quilty friends, what do you think?


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