As I mentioned in this post, I decided to join the newcomers group in my quilt guild as they were doing a project called Completely Dotty which makes a paper pieced quilt. I love paper piecing and the project teaches a new skill for me which is sewing circles. I was excited to join the group and meet some of the ladies. I've been in guild for a year and so far I've only gotten to know about 3 people and 1 of those I knew before I joined the guild.
So, we have our patterns now and each circle is broken down into 4 parts. To make one circle, you would need to paper piece 4 parts of a circle. We are suppose to paper piece all of our 1/4 circles that we will need to make our project before the June meeting. I've decided to make placemats instead of a quilt. Placemats are something that I can always use and I would love to have some really cute ones that I made myself.
(This is a picture I found on Pinterest of the Dotty Placemats. I'm giving credit to Sheri Mayo who I believe is the picture taker but I'm not sure. Sorry!!)
My May goal is to make enough 1/4 circles to be able to make 6-8 placemats. That means I need 24-32 quarter paper pieced circles by the end of the month. I think I need to trim them and sew them into circles too so they are ready to go by the June meeting but I'm not for sure about that.
So far I have 5. Wish me luck!
And now for one more thing I'd like to share. As a member of the Modern Quilt Guild (new member - see my sidebar button - yay!!), I was allowed to participate in the new fabric challenge that just started. It is a Michael Miller fabric challenge. We can make anything we'd like but we have to use at least some of the fabric sent to us and it has to be quilted. We can also use any of our own Michael Miller fabrics or any solid prints.
I've decided to make a wall hanging. I'm pretty excited about it and if I can pull it off, it will be spectacular! Here are the fabrics we were sent to work with:
I love them all. They remind me of spring, except the gray one which reminds me of atoms.
Here are some of my solids that I've pulled to go with them. I've also ordered a few to match. Most of the solids will be Kona solids but some are Moda Bella that I've had for a while. I'll post updates once I really get going on it. I sooo excited!!