Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Minneapolis Modern Quilt Guild: Challenge

At our last meeting of the MSP Modern Quilt Guild, we exchanged 2.5" x WOF strips of polka dot fabrics as a challenge to make the quilt of our choice. Here is my assortment of strips and the American Jane Wee Play fabric that I am planning on using as a background fabric. I thought the letters would be the kind of background fabric that was strong enough to tie alot of different fabrics together and enhance the eclecticness of the project. With the exception of binding & backing, we are allowed to add one additional fabric in unlimited quantities and are to try to have this project completed by our July meeting.

Here's the part I don't like, it's supposed to be a suprise/secret. I just don't do secrets well AT ALL. From the blogging standpoint, it's hard too. I don't have a ton of free time with small children, so between the kids and secret projects - what would I share? Sharing is fun, my husband just doesn't have that same enthusiasm?! And you may have read Rossie's post about the Process Pledge, we learn from doing and in the blogging case - from others doing.

So I'm going to try to do a test block in the next week or so (I do have a definate idea what I'm going to do) and I may post it... I think a few of the guild members read my blog but not all by any means.

PS: I wrote this post a few days ago and look what I spotted on Nikol's facebook page?


Needled Mom said...

Yeah, I don't do secrets well either. It is nice to get encouragement from fellow bloggers as you work on projects.

I love the letters as a background.

trace said...

Nice detective work! Now I know what to expect when I start sewing up this little challenge (at least it's a challenge for me!). Thanks, Tracy