There is a mini-swap that happens in conjunction with QuiltCon. Last year I saw it and it looked like a bit of the mayhem! Something called me to participate this year, so I am in!
I want to tell you about my block. It is from a pattern called Brimfield Block. I am sure my first sighting was with Rhea’s store, Alewives Fabrics, but I have watched many others cross my path in the last few years. If you don’t know Rhea’s work, check it out. She has a great weekly Lucy Boston block, which I always lust after. You can see my versions that I did with Island Batik fabrics here and here. Check it out if you want to swoon.
My swap partner likes Alison Glass and dots, so this was where I started. I didn’t know I was going to do the Brimfield Block. It was one of those images that kept coming back into my head, eventough I was thinking do something really modern. The hearts got forgotten in the final product and I don’t I regret that. I liked having all the Alison Glass on the back. Also, since this was an I can’t not make this impulse, I am linking up to Sandra’s DREAMi link on Saturday, Feb. 28.
Even on a dark grey day, when I was picking the background, these fabrics have an electric quality to them! I loved the raspberry but felt the lilac was a better choice.
I left spot on the label as I knew the designers, Kim Martucci & Nisha Bouri, would be there. I was able to get their signature for my swap partner and in another totally awesome move I got Alison Glass’ signature too! What fun did I have.
I really don’t post a lot of pictures of myself but it seems to be a thing to do from QuiltCon so there are two in this blog!
This is my swap partner and don’t you just love the quilt she made me. I have been loving those stars and to have them in Alison Glass fabric is so awesome!
I like to include a lot of information on my labels and this one is no exception. I didn’t include that when doing the English Paper Piecing I used bobbin thread I had from Quilt Con last year (a slick thread DecoBob) in a beige that blended in very nicely. I thought it would be very appropriate to use the thread.
Brimfield Goes to Austin 15″x 15″
Brimfield Block by Brimfield Awakening
Alison Glass, Handiwork by
Speckled by Rasida Coleman-Hale – Ruby Star Society
Spotted by Zen Chic – Moda
Hand – pieced & appliquéd, machine quilted
EPP Piecing Thread: DecoBob
Machine quilting Thread: Aurifil 50 wt #2562
I am in recuperation mode and hope to get to some sewing tomorrow. I have two sets of Awesome Ocean blocks and then the quilt top to get together. I will do a blog, too, on Quilt Con, but I have some culling and editing of the photos to do before I do that!
Coming Up on the Blog:
Awesome Ocean 2/29
Quilt Con 2020
Barn BOM – the Finished Top 3/4