Whenever I visit my local quilt shop, I delight in the displays of fresh new fabrics, all cut and folded in beautiful and unique ways. Jelly rolls? I have them at the ready for strip quilting and quick patchwork projects. Fat quarters? They are tucked into baskets in my studio.
I'm so inspired by fabrics and the endless combinations you can create. Maybe that's why I'm particularly drawn to patchwork sewing patterns. Once you start working with them, you can easily change out the fabrics and alter the arrangement.
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This year, we'll be bringing completed nine-patch quilt blocks for the charity quilt. In honor of the day we're meeting, St. Patrick's Day, each quilt block with have a green square in the center.
I love the new modern patchwork quilt designs with improvisational piecing and simple, clean lines. And I'm not alone: these graphic, contemporary quilts with off-kilter blocks and wide expanses of solid colors appeal to a wide range of quilt artists.