The Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild is participating in the larger MQG Madrona Road challenge in Q1 this year. Members were given a fat quarter of one print in the collection (mine was a solid mustard) and a fat eighth of each of 6 other prints, and instructed to make a mini quilt to present at the February meeting.
I was inspired by a silly thing, really – the idea of those “days of the week” retro redwork towels with kittens doing laundry. And I started thinking what a quilter’s week would look like. Once I drew out the applique shapes for the various activities, I alternated the applique blocks with some log cabin blocks made out of every last bit of my Madrona Road fabric.
Monday is for cutting
I did teeny-tiny script words in each block with the task for that day.
Tuesday is for piecing
On some of the blocks I added embellishment, like this embroidered thread.
Wednesday is for pressing
I did an FMQ microstipple in each of the blocks.
Thursday is for more cutting
Mostly I just wanted a pair of scissors on this quilt!
Friday is for swearing
And some unsewing, of course.
Saturday is for quilting
There’s a fun bit of silver metallic thread that comes off this block and runs into the log cabin blocks next to it.
Sunday is for resting
Under your new quilt, of course.