In December, the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) announced a new fabric challenge. I signed up for the free black & white Sashing Stash fabric, which I received in March. The rules require that only Riley Blake solids can be used with the feature fabric. I didn’t know exactly what I was going to for this challenge, but I wanted to get a variety of colors in the solid fabrics. It was a little challenging to find a good selection of Riley Blake solids, but eventually I found a fat quarter pack at Cotton Capers Online. Here’s my fabric, waiting for me to be inspired.
Because the Sashing Stash fabric is so geometrical, my first thought was to make a quilt with lots of straight lines. But I found that just wasn’t appealing to me – I was in the mood for Improv. I have a couple of ideas and I’m going to start experimenting – working without a pattern, because that the nature of improv!
But first, I warmed up my improv skills by making some blocks for this month’s Vancouver MQG block lotto challenge The block is called ‘X Marks the Improv’ and was designed by Debbie of A Quilters’ Table. It’s a fun and quick block to make – the last one took less than 15 minutes – and a great way to use up all the scraps I’ve been saving.
I’ve made 4 blocks so far, and may make more, but right now I want to start working on my ideas for the Riley Blake challenge. Check back soon to see what I come up with.
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