Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Too Easy Peasy?

Yesterday, thanks in part to a small tumble on the ski hill by one of my chickpeas, I spent the day at home dividing my time nursing a small swollen knee and finishing up by fabric packets for the Modern Tradition Quilt bee.

Today, because I had an extra couple of minutes at lunch, I went on Flickr just to see what other Quilting Bees were doing with their blocks ...

Going on to Flickr might not have been a smart idea because, wow, are there some fancy dancy blocks out there, or what? Like all complicated and intricate and all that and a bag of chips.

And my block is just a plain jane log cabin block. Not even a wonky log cabin block. Not so fancy. Not so complicated either. I got to thinking that maybe it wasn't complicated enough.

It's not that I don't like my choice of a log cabin block. I do. And I love my choice of fabrics. They are all happy go lucky, make your day kind of fabrics. And there are lots of them. Everybody gets a selection of 12 different 4" by 18" or 22" fabrics - I think there are almost 40 all together. The whole quilt will be colour, colour, colour, which I love, love, love.

But rather than over think the whole thing, I am just going to go with it. The fabric is cut and the envelopes labelled already anyhow. It will be like getting a little envelope of sunshine (and February is a short month anyhow so maybe easy is better, who knows).

I'll let you know how it goes.

L xo

PS - I know that no matter what, this quilt is going to be gorgeous. It can't not be.

PPS - Guidelines for the blocks are on the Modern Tradition blog.


Lesly said...

Don't second guess yourself! The fabrics are so beautiful and the log cabin is a time-tested block - I think it's a perfect match of modern fabrics with traditional pattern. I, for one, can't wait to get hold of those fabrics and start working with them. I have many of the same ones in FQs that I haven't been able to cut into, so I'm hoping that working with yours will give me the courage or whatever it is I need to bust that stash and make something gorgeous.

Diane said...

"All that" does not always stand the test of time. "plain jane' is a classic for a reason, and I love the way these modern fabrics are showcased in this block!

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