Saturday, July 28, 2012
QuiltCon Challenge Block
For the first time in almost 2 years, I am proud of something I have made. Like most of my stuff, it is not technically perfect. I do not care. This paper pieced block was designed and created by me. I say that knowing full well that someone else in the history of quilts has probably made this block before, or something like it, but I had not seen it. For the first time, I saw a block in my mind and was able to create it without disaster.
I am sending it in to the Quilt Con Block Challenge. The challenge blocks are to use the QuiltCon colors to represent what modern quilting means to you. QuiltCon colors...check. This block represents modern quilting to me for a few reasons:
1) The orange center is supposed to represent a compass. With social media and technology the world wide quilting community is united.
2) The triangles represent the constant change and evolution of quilting. We are an extension of the women quilters who came before us. We keep their legacy alive and hopefully, we add to it.
3) The different colored lines on each quadrant are to provide a sense of movement. Certainly, the Modern Quilt Guild is a movement. For the skills, the inspiration, the camaraderie, and the creative outlet that the TMQG and the blog world have given to me, I am truly grateful.