By now you have probably heard about Passion 48. (If not, check out this post.) For the next year, we get to spend an hour each week working on a project just for us. I bet you are thinking, “WOW, she has the best job, she gets to sew while at work.” I love my job, but the truth is, as an editor I spend very little time sewing. Most of the time we are writing instructions; researching the latest trends, tools and techniques; editing copy; brainstorming topics for American Patchwork & Quilting radio shows; and working with myriad of talented art staff who create the great diagrams, layouts, and photography that appear in American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilts and More, and Quilt Sampler magazine.
When I do have time to sew, I gravitate toward Civil War-era reproduction fabrics and small blocks with tiny pieces. Therefore, the walls of my home are filled with lots of small quilts, but sadly not a handmade quilt on my bed. For this challenge, I decided to make a queen-size bed quilt using modern fabrics and large rectangular pieces. Urban Attitude by designer Cherri House of Cherry House Quilts was the pattern I decided to make (see original quilt below).
I am using an eclectic assortment of fabrics designed by Marcia Derse for Riverwoods by Troy. I think the larger pieces will perfectly showcase Marcia’s hand-painted designs.
For the first three weeks I have been cutting, cutting, and cutting. I am almost ready to start making blocks!
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