It’s been a busy and eventful week.
‘Rainy Day People’ was accepted as a finalist for the Cloth Paper Scissors Make Mine Mini reader challenge, so it’s on its way to be considered for publication (along with 53 other finalists).
My ‘Cool Blue Kona Modern’ is on the way to Austin TX for QuiltCon, and I entered ‘Even Trees Get the Blues’ and ‘Looking Up’ in the Canadian Quilters’ National Juried Show.
I finished my entry for the Quilting Arts magazine Map It Out reader challenge, and submitted it today. It’s a map of the area where I live, near Vancouver BC, on the bank on the Fraser River. I love the contrast of the natural curving lines of the riverbanks and the geometric shapes of man-made streets and structures.
On Saturday, I attended a joint sew-in of the Vancouver and Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guilds. Several of us participated in a Scrappy Trip block challenge (have you been bitten by that bug yet?). I’ve been watching the craziness on Flickr and other blogs, but this was the first block I made. We drew numbers to see which of us would take the blocks home. I didn’t win, but a quilt based on this concept is definitely on my to-do list.
I spent most of my time at the sew-in working on my Madrona Road quilt. I’ve long wanted to make a Lone Star quilt, and recently I’ve seen several tutorials for Scrappy Lone Star quilts. I knew that would be perfect for the Madrona Road. This is the tutorial I’m using. Right now the background you see is my design wall (a beige-taupe color). I was stuck on what color background to use – gray seemed to cold. I wanted something a bit warmer, but didn’t want to overpower the prints. Fortunately, Spool of Thread carries the full line of Kona solids. I decided Kona Straw (very similar to the color of my design wall) will look great with the Modrona Road prints. I’m aiming to get it finished before the January 31st deadline.
As always, I’m linking up with these blogs for WiP Wednesday. Click on the buttons below to see all the people participating and check out their projects.