March 22, 2010
I am so excited about creating flannels for Moda! And I am just as excited about the quilt I've designed for them! There are so many talented quilt designers out there and they come up with absolutely gorgeous pieced blocks. Their use of color and composition makes the "same old" quilt block look brand spankin' new and delicious. Try as I might, whenever I tried my hand at designing a pieced quilt, my blocks looked the same as the "same old" ones (to me anyway). BUT when I started designing THIS one I came at it from a completely different direction. I just started doodling and adding and doodling without worrying about the end product. I had FUN! Adding the fabric was like adding the paint in a watercolor. Now comes the hard part....waiting for the flannel fabric! I have all of the freezer paper pieces cut out and ready so I'm going to "test" the pattern using the Moda Crackles. Once I have it finished I'll post a picture. The flannels will be out in August - just in time to make a nice cozy quilt for those crisp fall eves.