This is my second entry this spring, to see my other entry, click here.
This entry is in the Modern category. As a member of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild, I get to participate in our Block Lottos at our monthly meetings. A few years back, our challenge was to use a bit of Kona Curry with any blacks and greys we had in our stash, and create an improv pieced block. At the meetings, everyone who makes a block is entered into a draw to receive all or some of the blocks. I was a lucky winner! Unfortunately, due to other demands, these blocks sat for a year or two until I finally pulled them out while on a retreat. I just wasn't getting them to work the way they were, so seeing as it was all about improv, I just sliced into them and shuffled them around until I was happy with the layout and then started filling in the spaces with more black and grey. This worked for me!
Once I had the top pieced, it was an easy decision to quilt some concentric circles and straight lines. This quilt is a lot like Vancouver in the winter - here in Vancouver, winter can be pretty grey, with a lot of rain, but every now and then we get a fabulous sunny day. The quilting is reminiscent of the rain and puddles, but the yellow gives me a ray of sunshine to know that summer is on its way!
|A Vancouver Winter|
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