Here's a quick snap of my design wall today. My project is coming along for the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild Habitat challenge. I'm using a block idea from the book Liberated Quilt Making II by Gwen Marston. I've been wanting to try out this block for a long time. They're a lot of fun to put together. You start with a square and a rectangle and then piece them at whatever angle you like. Each one is a little different from the next. I cut all my fabric into pieces and then just sat at the sewing machine and went for it. Today is the persnickety part, fitting all the pieces together like a puzzle. I think once it's all put together it will have a cool kaleidoscope effect. Switching the focus back and forth between the pattern of the Habitat fabrics and the solids.
You may have noticed that one piece up there doesn't look like the others. That's my daughter's contribution. She made that block at make and take booth at Quilting In The Garden. Eye brows were raised when she chose tropical fish for the background for her poinsettia. I secretly admired her determination when they tried to steer her towards the Christmas background, but she knew what she liked and wouldn't be swayed. Fish it is. She is so proud of her quilt, she showed it off to anyone who would listen. She added it to the wall and said I could give it to a baby that needs to stay warm. My heart swelled with pride. I love that girl!!