This year I tried something new to me, the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club sponsored by Lucky Spool Media. This year the club was a bit of a mix of a mystery quilt and design challenges, but the overall it was all about color and I love to play with color. We were encouraged to pick an inspiration color palette and I selected this pic from Design Seeds.
From there I did a little coloring on a grid they provided showing the major sections of the quilt. The quilt is broken into sections and every other month a designer will give us the instructions for their sections.
Of these options, I pretty much went with the lower right set of colors…but this was before I saw any of the pieces for the sections. You will see how this will change.
First came lots of paper piecing, a block designed by Carolyn Friedlander. I came to fondly think of as the Purple Mountains Majesty…
I finished these up while at the DCMQG Spring Retreat and then set about working on the next installment, wonky crosses by Nicholas Ball.
And then I seemed to stall and worked on other projects. Finally, mid-July I looked at the crosses for a long while and finished them up, here with the mountains.
By this time there were two more installments. First I worked on these improv stars by Cheryl Arkinson
then the columns designed by Rossie Hutchinson…
A few days ago I put it all up on the design wall.
Yup, notice that big empty rectangle in the middle? Just two days ago I got the next installment from Amy Friend. This center piece is constructed with paper piecing, which is a lot easier for me than venturing into improv piecing. I need to do a little coloring first before I dive into my stash for fabrics.
The final two months will be about quilting. And, Angela Walters will be selecting two finished quilt tops to quilt and use as examples. Waving hand wildly in the air – pick me! Pick me! OK, that assumes that I get this next section all done by early October…totally doable. Stay tuned!