As a natural course, an I Love This Quilt assignment requires me to reach back in time to search the McCall’s Quilting archives for a pattern that immediately captures my attention. I look for a pattern that triggers some special significance, a block I adore, a pleasing arrangement of blocks or an overall design that catches my eye. I chose the Tumbling Blocks pattern I found in McCall’s Quilting January/February 2005 because of it’s significance to our family.
I also fell in love with the Muse by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures fabric collection about the same time of my pattern search. The Flower Field and Watercolor Floral fabrics remind me of the brushstrokes on a Claude Monet impression painting, images that surface from the softest places of my heart.
Here’s an example of three blocks using the Muse fabric and the original Tumbling Blocks pattern.
I’m looking forward to the time I’ll spend in my studio making a contemporary version of the Tumbling Blocks pattern and the lovely Alice Kennedy fabrics! Before I begin I’m going to apply some tips I got from one of our on-demand webinars, How to Resize Quilt Block Patterns with Deborah Finan, to resize the foundation templates from the original pattern. I’m also planning to take a foundation piecing refresh with a McCall’s Quilting lesson, Foundation Piecing Primer.
Come back to The Quilting Company on January 9th
to get access to a FREE QUILT PATTERN and
see how my version of Tumbling Blocks is coming along.
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Tricia Patterson, Managing Editor