Michael Miller Challenge
I signed up for this earlier this year, never honestly expecting to get any of the fabric being sent out by the Modern Quilt Guild, but I did! There's something about receiving fabric you probably would never have chosen on your own, and being challenged to make something interesting and unique with it, that inspires you to step outside of your comfort zone. And this quilt is certainly very different from what I normally create! For starters, it's all applique, other than piecing the background, and my style is very much about straight, geometric lines and piecing. It's quite "arty" too, which is also a step away from the straight, geometric designs that fill my Pinterest boards! So it's a bit scary to be putting out there, but either way, I'm excited to finish it and hang it up in my house, even if it doesn't get hung at QuiltCon.
The Bee Hive
My year-long series of quilt block tutorials is almost at an end! I'm making November's block, as well as designing a bonus block for November to bring the total up to 25 for the year, and thus making a nice, square sampler quilt at the end. The bonus block is from the pull on the left, which gives you a nice little hint as to what it's theme is...
Make Modern quilt
I write a Maths & Methods column each issue for Make Modern, and for January's issue, I'm also designing a project to go with that issue's column. It involves a lot of strips and triangles, and that's as much as you'll get out of me until January!
I know what you're thinking... Christmas cards on the sewing desk? Yep! I'm experimenting with ways to use up some scraps like these, and I'll be sharing the
What have you been making?
Alyce started quilting in 2011 when her husband bought her a $100 Elna and said to stop reading about quilting and start doing. So she did. And she hasn't stopped since! Alyce moved from Australia to Japan in 2012 and ever since quilting and blogging at Blossom Heart Quilts has given her something to focus on while adapting to living in a new environment and culture. You can find Alyce on instagram at @blossomheartquilts