I’m really loving all of the opportunities for swaps and quilt alongs that are happening via the Internet these days. It is so much fun to get to know designers and fellow sewists (someone finally explained to me why we say “sewist” now instead of “sewer”) all over the world. Enter here, Two Little Aussie Birds, and you can click on the pic above to link to the blog and subsequent info on this fun quilt along project.
I am intrigued by the processes used in this pattern, and am pretty excited about using some of my favorite fabrics to make this one. Like so many of you, I do have my “pets”, fabrics that I hoard even more than others, simply because the “right” project hasn’t come along yet. In this case, I’m pulling out some of my Kaffe Fassett fabrics that I’ve been hanging onto for quite some time now. Of course, there will be plenty of others mixed in, but that’s where I’m starting.
So, this is my fabric pull so far. I’m pretty excited about it, although I recognize it will be quite different from the quilt pictured on the pattern, but I’m pretty sure that’s how this is supposed to work. I wanted to actually stay away from any black because I am hoping for bright and cheery, and I believe I am on the way!
The first week, which involves creating the center of the quilt, is being hosted by Kristi McDonough of Schnitzel and Boo. It just so happens that Kristi and I met at the Stash Bash just a little over a month ago, and for some crazy reason, we totally hit it off and have gotten to be pretty good friends. We send each other snarky text messages and we get together from time to time to do everything from picking strawberries to sewing. She even cooks for me occasionally, which I have to admit might be one of my favorite parts of our friendship! So, I have actually gotten a little sneak peak at her Modern Medallion project, and it is pretty awesome!
Would you like to join up? You can buy the pattern by clicking here. There is a lovely introduction on the blog, which you can access by clicking the Modern Medallion photo above. On the blog, you can use a linky tool to link your own blog to Two Little Aussie Birds, which is new for me, so I can’t see how it works! Also, on Instagram you can use the hashtag #modernmedallion to post your own progress on the project as well as take a peak at how others are interpreting this pattern, which I can’t wait to see!
And here’s the schedule…