Recently I received a neat and lovely little stack of Riley Blake fabrics for the latest Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge. The six fabrics are designed by Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish for her “The Cottage Garden” collection and are wonderfully well coordinated.
From left to right, the fabrics are:
- Cottage Main in Grey
- Cottage Wallpaper in Grey
- Cottage Newsprint in Teal
- Cottage Birds in Grey
- Cottage Wallpaper in Teal
- Cottage Aster in White
The calm look and the size of the individual cuts made me think immediately of my yoga-mat bag. A yoga mat rolled up obviously has a circular footprint, which means I’d incorporate a 360-degree piece for the first time. Also, there might be some improvisational piecing coming up, but time will tell about that one.
Finally, the major “new thing”, which is a requirement of the challenge, is the pattern itself. I’ve looked at different options amongst free patterns, but none is quite what I want, so once again I’d make something from scratch. Good thing that this challenge runs from March until July! Stay tuned for more :)
On Instagram and other social media, you will find projects under the hashtag #mqgfabricchallenge.