I've taught the Quilting with Components or Patchwork Math class several times in the last few months. I thought it was time for me to practice what I preach, and start making some blocks of my own using only the components in my Patchwork Math book.
I started with this beautiful collection of Grant Park fabric by Minick and Simpson that I bought at Prairie Queens. I usually can't stick with just one fabric line, so I drew other lines of fabric and added them to the collection.
I started making components to make a 9" block. Then I started to play with the components.
I made nine variations using only 25 components. I arranged and rearranged. I'm sure I could have made more, but it was time to move on and make other components.
I've gone back and forth trying to figure out what fabrics would look good on camera. My first instinct was Civil War fabrics.....my old standby. I made a couple of blocks from my Civil War stash and I'll continue to make some more. Today this fabric was calling me and I heard it loud and clear!
My blocks are 9" blocks. I can use the formulas in the book and make them any size I want. I'm thinking a sampler quilt of different sized blocks and components might just be fun to make. Now the question is......do I have enough time to get it done?
What's interesting about this project is......I don't have anything sketched out for the end project. I guess it's going to be a design-as-I-go-by-the-seat-of-my-pants! Who knows what it's going to look like? Stay tuned............