Can you believe it? This is my 100th post!! Amazing!! Particularly for someone who, just a couple of years ago, didn’t even know what a post was! (Isn’t that something the mail man drops in the letterbox??)
Anyway, to celebrate, I wondered if you’d like to join me in a new project? “What, another one?”, I hear you say. Well, this one will be kinda special!
Jan and I have been discussing ideas for making a quilt using our gorgeous panels from Prints Charming
And I thought we could have some fun with the Round Robin concept – BUT before you switch off, it’s NOT a “do a bit and mail it on” – I don’t have the time or inclination to co-ordinate that sort of project!!
Instead, this will be a Do Your Own Medallion. Each month I will give you a “theme” for the next round of your own medallion quilt. This way it can be as big or small as you like, the pressure is off if you don’t get “the next round” completed on time, but we can challenge ourselves, stretch the imagination, bend the brain and maybe try some new skills!
If you’re interested, this is how is will work.
:: before the end of August, choose a feature fabric (suggestions – floral, geometric, toile, panel, left over block/s from another project).
:: suggest you make your centre a measurement that is easily divisible e.g. 12″ is divisible by 2, 3, 4 and 6. 9″ is divisible by 3 and 6. Whereas 11″ or 13″ are not divisible by easy even numbers. If you do have an “odd” measurement, you can always add a small border to bring it up to an easier measurement.
:: collect some fabrics to co-ordinate (see note below*)
:: if you would like to participate and share – Jan has signed up already!! – please e-mail me with a photo of the “centre of your choice” and I’ll feature them in a post. e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
:: wait with baited breath for the next instruction, on or about the 1st of September!!
* Please note: as you will effectively be designing the quilt yourself and as I can’t reveal the rounds ahead of time, quantities for this project are very flexible. The best thing is to choose lots fabrics either in one, a few, or multiple colourways. For instance, mine will be turquoise, grey, pink and red; Jan’s is based on a range and she has fat quarters from that range and can add other fabrics as she goes. If you want one background fabric, suggest 2m to 2.5m which gives lots of flexibility!!
Hoping you’ll be inspired to join in!