I missed the Portland Modern Quilt Guild party, but happily I got the pattern. I like the block and the name really tickles me. I’d recently heard Weeks Ringle in a Craftsy class say that modern quilts should reflect modern times, and we don’t live in log cabins. With that in mind, Michelle Freedman’s Urban Chicken name and design seemed especially apt. I foresee several quilts from this pattern in my future.
Go to Michelle’s tutorial (link above) to see the layout for a quilt since at the moment I have only two blocks. I’m also wondering, what if I do something other than monochromatic color scheme? . . . I’ll probably try. These two blocks are headed to Sunshine’s Block Lotto along with a traditional pair.
I still like traditional quilts as well as modern ones. And I do like log-cabin patterned quilts even if we don’t live in them any more. The theme this month for the Lotto is bright colors. When I first started making quilts for Sunshine Online Guild, I didn’t have enough bright colors. That is no longer a problem!
In addition to online guilds, I ‘m in local guilds as well. Northwest Quilt Guild also has a block of the month. This year we will do the same pattern each month, changing the colorway. This month was Asian themed fabric with a neutral. I didn’t think I had any Asian themed fabric, but I found some when I was making kits to take to a retreat. This one starts as a four-patch block, then gets cut four times and reassembled.
Back to modern design: I am also in a Bee, and this month the Queen Bee wants two feather blocks. One is finished.
This one is an Anna Maria Horner design and quite fun to do. I’ve been adding to my solid colored fabrics, so finding the variety was easy. I especially enjoy having hues that are close to each other–and used a couple here. Back to making that second block.
See what others are working on at Judy Laquidara’s Design Wall Monday.