A new year means a new Saturday Sampler program at Tiny Stitches! This program is affectionately known as “Solid as a Rock” by the shop because it features (get ready for it…) solids. We have the choice of white, black, or gray background for our blocks; I had originally chosen gray to push myself in a more modern direction.
Then I flaked out and went with white. I’m not sure that I *need* a solid quilt, but in contemplating that idea (because apparently 2015 is all about Feelings About Quilting for me - sheesh!), I decided that never stopped me from buying fabric or making a quilt, and I was going to be at Tiny Stitches on Saturdays anyway for the other program.
Maetha, the shop owner, said, “Solids really give you a chance to show off quilting”. There were a bunch of groans, and I think I made a weird face because of course while I can do fancy quilting, the pressure to do Fancy Quilting isn’t necessarily something I was looking for (see above re: FEELINGS).
Anywho, all that to say I made a block. In fact, I made two since I had the next Bonnie and Camille one, too.
I’ve also been working on finishing the second Grand Illusion quilt. I didn’t plan on making two, but I ended up breaking the elements up from one giant quilt into two smaller ones (a 60″ square baby quilt and a 72″ square couch quilt). Here’s the 72″ one, without block sashing but with extra borders.
Check out more WIPs at Lee’s blog!