Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Funfetti Block!

At last month's NYC Metro Mod guild meeting, we had a wonderful visit from the folks at Michael Miller fabrics (you can read the recap here).  Michael Miller is debuting a new line of solids, which features 85 beautiful colors.  The cotton is  silky and smoother than typical quilting cottons, almost like a cotton voile (but opaque).

We were fortunate to be able to use their new solids as part of a challenge quilt for our members!  We each received squares of solids, plus a small scrap of bright yellow (called Starfruit, I think) for "pop."  We were asked to make "modern" blocks.  Here is my finished block:

Funfetti!
The browns reminded me of the mid-century modern look, so I went for a slightly Mad Men style.  I added the pops of yellow as little confetti accents.  The scraps on the right are all that remained after I completed the blocks...good to the last scrap!

Here are the views of the other colorways that members received.  I can't wait to see the other blocks when they're completed!


Love the fabrics!

PS:  Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a free copy of the new Modern Blocks book!  Entries are open until November 1st.

3 comments:

  1. Oh that came out great! I have to get to work on mine.

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  2. Very Mad Ave-ish looking block. Great visual impact!

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