17 Mar Appropriate St. Patrick’s Day quilting
The Brighton Modern Quilters decided several months ago to work on modern sampler quilts. We chose two blocks for people to do each month for three months. The original idea was to use modern fabrics. However, as I was trying to decide what fabric to use, I was reminded by Crazy Mom Quilts scrap quilts series, how much I love monochromatic scrap quilts. Since I intended this to be a charity quilt and had an overflowing green fabric container, the choice seemed obvious. The quilt does end up looking more traditional than modern but I’m OK with that. As you can see, I have another square in a square block to do. I don’t have another green print that has a large enough print to be the focus fabric, so I haven’t decided what to do about that yet.
The quilt was roughly designed to include twelve 12″ blocks with three inch sashing to finish at about 48″ x 63″. My plan is to make another twelve blocks to add to these to make a quilt that is approximately 63″ x 81″ (which is the size the charity requests). I just love those Dutchman’s Puzzle blocks! There is something about all those flying geese going round in a “circle” that just makes me smile 🙂