Our quilt guild Madrona Road Challenge started last month and ends in May. I had seen so many wonderful Madrona Road finishes I really did not know what I could do that is original, until I received my March issue of Dwell Magazine (a modern architecture and design magazine), this month’s focus is on Interior Design. In the article, Industrial Designer, it shows how a 200 year old factory was transformed into an modern style and inviting home (pages 86-93). It is truly magnificent.
What captured my imagination were the tiles that was used in this transformation. There are two designs I want to use as quilts, but the one I am hoping to put into a 9 block mini quilt are these floor tiles:
The first block is finished, which I am calling “Checkers Board Block” – this is my finish for the week (linking up with Amanda from Crazy Mom Quilts).
I am excited about this project as I have not made a mini quilt before and I am trying some new techniques out along the way :-). This weeks technique, that was different than what I normally do, was how I pressed the blocks to get them to line up and fit well together – I pressed the strip seams in opposite directions to each other. I liked how it turned out.
If all the other blocks turn out, I will make an effort to create patterns and post them, in case someone is interested.