I had a great time at my first East Bay Modern Quilt Guild meeting at the end of June and came away with some assignments and some fabric! And it’s not just any fabric – it’s from Jay McCarroll’s Habitat line – and I have been wanting that fabric in a major way so I was thrilled! So guess what I made with it? Well, a mug rug of course.
The quilting lines aren’t straight but I am quite happy with the final result. I found the fabric was a little difficult for me to use because my favorite pieces are like quilt designs in themselves. Really awesome quilt designs in themselves. And I didn’t know how I could showcase the design of the fabric in my quilt design, while keeping the end result simple. So it took a couple of attempts. I hope the group likes it
I also made a quilt block for a baby quilt a guild member is making. I got to the meeting a little bit late so I didn’t hear the whole story – if there was one – I just raised my hand when we were asked who wanted to contribute. The instruction I received was to make a 12.5″ x 12.5″ block using the colors orange and gray. This is what I came up with:
I had absolutely zero gray fabric so I used some acrylic paints and fabric medium to paint some white fabric different shades of gray. I realized after I completed the project that painted fabric may not be appropriate for a baby quilt. But hopefully I can just arrange for my block to be at the bottom of the quilt – away from where the baby’s face is. I don’t have kids so that might be a totally ridiculous-sounding solution. Will find out soon at the next guild meeting this tuesday! Can’t wait!