I spent the day rounding up the fabric for the February blocks, and will ship it out this week. For inspiration, I turned to these weavings from the Bauhaus exhibit at Moma (click here for another example):
A bit abstract, and a bit of a departure for me, but I think it will be fun. I’ve sent each of you packages with a lot of solid grays (and some solid greens and yellows, although not every bag), yellow/green/gray prints, and a few sprinklings of pink and magenta in there for fun.
I sent each of you more than enough fabric (I hope) to make, ideally, 4 blocks. Each squared up block should measure 6.5″ wide by 10.5″ tall. You can definitely make more blocks if you have time and desire (some can be as simple as 2 squares sewn together). Please return any unused fabric to me along with your blocks.
-If you get a piece of fabric in your pack that includes some pink (click here for examples of pink fabrics), please be sure include a bit of that fabric in at least one of your blocks. (If you have multiples w/pink, you can include all in one block or a bit of each in one block or whatever you want. I want them to be the floating “what the!?!” things that make your eye travel through the quilt.
-Please include a bit of gray in each block (this does not necessarily have to be a solid gray)
– Please make at least one of your blocks be a striped block (ie. just strips of fabric, such as the first sketched block shown below)
– Please feel free to add a bit of fabric from your stash if you like.
– Please, do not worry if you have wonky (not straight) lines. I like wonky. (But. Please do press your seams!)
– Have fun with the other blocks. I’m going for blocks that are geometric. Here’s a sketch of some simple ideas that I came up with, feel free to use them or use your own.
Please send any unused fabric back to me, as I’ll use it to make the rest of the blocks. I plan on including big fields of solid colors and printed fabrics in between the blocks. It will be a fun experiment, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Thanks for playing, and let me know if you have any questions!