... in December, I participated in the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party and gave away a jelly roll of Moda's Fruitcake line. Well, Fruitcake had pretty much been retired by that point and it wasn't easy to find images of the fabrics which I could post on the blog, so I went to Moda's website. Which reminds me, if you have not spent a good deal of time at Moda's fabric collections website, you should. They list EVERY one of their fabric lines and then what freebies they offer for each:
The "Free Pattern" is a goldmine since these patterns are designed to work with ONE fabric line and often using one form of precuts (from fat quarters to charm squares). When I was looking up Fruitcake, I clicked on the "Free Pattern" link for the line and found just what I had been looking for.
I'll back up a bit. Last summer, we took the kids tubing down the New River in Radford, and we all had a great time. It was a gorgeous morning and there were dragonflies everywhere, landing on us and the tubes. I wanted to try to capture that memory with a quilt, and I ordered a fat eighth bundle of Moda's line, "Dragonfly Summer."
I have another project that I worked on a bit last night but couldn't take pictures before my phone battery died. However, between working on all these other projects, I squeezed in one more. I was so inspired by Pat at Color me Quilty and her Gothic Windows tutorial posted at Happy Quilting that I had to find a way to work a few of those into my quilting queue. Coincidentally enough, I had also recently received email from the guild asking for donations of small quilts for the Virginia Quilt Museum's silent auction fundraiser. I put two and two together and rifled through my stash of 2.5" strips for some arresting colors. I have three of the four finished and the fourth, in the bottom right, ready to be tacked down:
So these are just a few of the projects I've been working on now that I've let the Jacob's Ladder rest a bit. There is one more as well - a biggish one - that I'll blog about another time.