I asked the girls if they minded doing paper-piecing since some people really do, but I got a resounding "Go for it!" so I did. After breaking out my Electric Quilt software and designing some really fun quilts I will definitely have to come back to in the future, I decided on the Road to Fortune or Wheel of Fortune Block.
|Here's a vintage quilt I found on flickr|
This block just drew me in. There are so many possibilities with this block based on how you lay out the coloring. But you know me--there wasn't a doubt in my mind what my color choices would be. Bright and colorful! I thought about using neon colors--that would have been fun. But I didn't know how many people had neons in their stash, I don't really.
So, I settled on using these color inspirations:
|via this awesome shop|
And with all of that bright color running through the quilt, I asked the girls to use white and light gray fabrics for the background. I thought it would be fun to use some low-volume fabrics though, so I told them solids or low-volume was fine.
Here's my sample block.
The only problem was finding a 12-inch block template for them to use. I couldn't really, so I made my own. I printed the templates EQ gave, scanned them and then went over all of the lines to make my own digital file of the templates. Hopefully it works...
I can't wait to see what the my bee-mates come up with. I hope they find this block as intriguing as I did. Now if only I could send out all of the other ideas I've got floating around in my head and have people make them for me...
Here's a mockup of how it might look. LOVE IT!!! What traditional blocks do you love that you'd love to make modern? My list is long...