The new Modern Quilt Guild that I am a member of, South Sound Modern Quilt Guild, is hosting its first fabric challenge! One of our members got a TON of cat fabric to make charity quilts with, so much so that she was kind of over cats…and then she got a second donation of cats. Our board came up with a fun challenge to get some of the crazy cat fabric off her hands. We came up with a challenge. You can read about it here.
My original plan was to pair the fabric with a black background, then over the weekend, block started popping up in our Facebook Group and our group on the Modern Quilt Guild site and most had a white background. As we are planning to put our blocks together into a couple of charity quilts, I thought I should change my background. Here are my original fabric pulls:
I wanted to pull in some bright modern colors in the hopes of adding more pop to the fabric as it reads to me a bit on the dull side. I knew I wanted to do a stained glass window type of block but I also didn’t want to recreate the wheel. I decided to head over to Oh Fransson and I used the Mod Mosaic tutorial to create my block. In all honesty to took me longer to pull the fabrics than it did to assemble the block!
I couldn’t bring myself to chop up the little kitties so I actually included one face, I think it is the sweetest one and I’ve always loved blue eyed cats.
I hope I hit the mark on using some outdated fabric and creating a modern block. What do you think?