Today, I wanted to get my guild's BOM done today. I think I will make a few more of these and make a lap quilt using rainbow colors. I have always liked this block, but have found it hard for some reason. Getting all the pieces in the right place sometimes gets confusing for some reason. I was pleased that this one came out pretty well. Hopefully, they will be easier now.
I have been really wanting to make this cow from Mary Lou Weidman and Melanie McFarland's new book, Out of the Box with Easy Blocks. I call this one Dreaming of Paisley. I used some of my paisley collection and a piece of dark sky/cloud/moon fabric I was recently given. The contrast between the cow pieces and the background is not as strong as I want, but this was a practice piece. The pattern in the book is for a much larger quilt. I wanted a small piece to hang on my bedroom wall. I started out by using my math skills (LOL) to reduce the size of the pattern. I adapted and adjusted as I went. Now that I have good measurements, I plan on making more this size with brighter colors and more contrast. I really love so many of the patterns and designs in this book. So whimsical and fun.
The last thing I worked on today was pulling fabric together for the next block in my art masters quilt. This time I have selected a piece by Henri Toulouse Lautrec called The Clowness. I have always been a Lautrec fan, and I chose this painting for the colors. I am using primarily batiks for this piece. I have some process issues to work out before I proceed much further. I am also expecting more yellow fabric from a very generous follower in the next day or two. I will be posting more about this block as it progresses.
Until tomorrow, joyful quilting, everyone.