When it comes to fabric, I think I’m in love with the 1930s. These reproduction prints get me every time! Have you heard of a line of fabric called “quilter’s candy”? To me, that’s just what this is. A sweet, delectable treat, one that thankfully doesn’t even add any inches to my waistline… I can’t get enough of these bright greens, oranges, and yellows, so I decided to start making them into a “modern” quilt, using a simple pattern from Cozy Modern Quilts (thanks to Carole for that book recommendation!). I’ve only done a few blocks but it’s super fun. The geometric nature of these blocks lends itself well to tiny prints, I think.
I purchased the bulk of these fabrics at a little shop in Chicago called Quiltology. I love that name, and its subtitle: “Chicago’s Urban Quilt Space.” It was featured on the TV version of Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting in its old location. I visited its new shop in late March and took home a bundle of fun stuff. (It was one of my crafty souvenirs, which I now try to substitute for another t-shirt.) A woman shopping there assured me that these colors are “very modern.” That makes sense, since the shop focuses on contemporary designs.
I get easily distracted these days by so many different commitments and projects, so I am not sure when I’ll be able to finish this, but it’s the type of project that could be built slowly, block by block, with scrappy fabric choices as I go along.
I found some cool links on Quiltology’s website that I’m now checking out. One of them is Blue Underground Studios, which produces contemporary quilting patterns. Looks very enticing!