Saturday, January 19, 2013

Quilt-a-long with Patchwork Posse

Woo Hoo, I came back.

Since this is a blog to journal my quilting and other craft projects, let's see what I have going

I've read about block of the month and other group quilt projects, but I've never done one before and thought it would be fun and a good way to meet other quilters.  I joined the quilt-a-long jointly sponsored by Patchwork Posse blog and the Sewing Loft blog. Here's the link to the Sewing Loft if anyone is interested in joining the group or seeing the sample project quilt. 

A few of us posted our fabric selections; eight fat quarters (four dark prints and four light prints) are needed for the quilt.   The first block is a 12.5 inch Log Cabin and here are my fabrics:

Original Fabric (dark fabrics on the right)

Original Block - just didn't work for me!

After taking the block apart and moving fabric around, I realized the color combinations needed to be changed.  I removed the light green and the brown swirl, moved the gorgeous paisley to the light fabric group and added a deep green from my Christmas stash and southwestern fabric purchased for the border on another quilt.  

New Fabric
Now there is a truly visible difference between the light and dark fabrics, and I love the way the new block looks.

The second block we make will be revealed next Tuesday, so check out the blog sometime the end of next week to see my progress.  
Hopefully, tomorrow I'll begin posting some of the other projects I'm working on. 
See you soon,

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