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You get an idea, and you make a decision, and you gather the materials and tools, and then what? Well, I got my idea for this quilt from a magazine I bought early in 2010, Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks…Collector’s Edition.

Inspiration - magazine style

I pored over the 100 blocks several times, then narrowed down my faves and marked them with sticky-notes. The first block I worked on was Joen Wolfrom’s “Stars Upon Stars”, which I made into a wall hanging, using hand-dyed fabrics from the lovely sisters at Dye-Version.

Apologies – this is not a very good photo of it!

Shimmer

Anyhow, next I set my sights on a pretty block designed by Karla Eisenach. Her colourway for the block was black and white, but I am using a couple of gorgeous paisleys (I have had a crush on paisleys every since I was a teenager) from Northcott from a line called Paisley Power by Ro Gregg.

I was able to snag some Soft Fuse yesterday from the lovely Jo-Ann at Cockadoodle Quilts to start making my applique designs (one per block; 24 blocks). I’ve collected an interesting range of complementary fabrics for the appliques, and hopefully it will all come together nicely, in time to be displayed at next fall’s YHQG quilt show.

Here’s what the first two blocks look like (keep in mind that the applique pieces will be blanket-stitched to the background block).

WIP - work-in-progress

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