Today we have our first meeting of the Louisville Modern Quilt Guild, and our assignment was to bring a block that represented our tastes in modern quilting.
Of course, I couldn’t do something easy, and I put it off till the last minute, so I had to scramble to get something done.
My vision was to create a series of magazine blocks to tie in with my job as an editor. I took the magazine I work on and made some measurements, rounding up or down where necessary and came up with a block that would be like the cover:
Unfortunately, this didn’t really work for me. The part with the blue with the glasses and pencils (known as the banner) just doesn’t stand out enough in the sea of letters. I do like the selvage standing in for the title, but it gets lost in the letters, too.
I debated on and off, and as usual, way over-thought it. Finally, I remembered my recent purchase of “Tula Pink’s City Sampler: 100 Modern Blocks” and decided to look there. Though I started out with one of the rectangle patterns, I thought one of the squares would work better with the fussy-cut typewriter.
I’m much happier with this block than the one above.The focus is more intriguing and the text fabric doesn’t overwhelm anything like it did in my first attempt. I also love that it wasn’t perfectly symmetrical, either.
I’ll certainly attempt to design something in the future, but for now, I think I’ll stick with the experts. If you’re interested, follow the links to learn more about the Louisville Modern Quilt Guild or the national organization.