She was also kind enough to mention that The Intrepid Thread is doing a quilt along on flickr. C'mon, quilting along > quilting alone, right? And as luck would have it, May is month #1 ;) They're (well, we're) doing blocks that end in "1" for May, "2" for June, and so on in case you want to join in.
Edited to add: Thank you Jess (!) for also letting me in on the Sew Sweetness Tula Pink sew-along. Sara's group is tackling the blocks in order and it looks like weekly link-ups will be starting next Monday!
As I was flipping through the book, I couldn't quite figure out what fabric to use. Rainbow palettes are fun, but I've got quite a splash of color in this selvage quilt to tide me over for the time being:
While perusing my stash, I happened upon some feedsacks I'd picked up a while back and thought, "Why not?" I have a decent variety on hand, so old farm fabric—and perhaps some new additions from my bid list (hey, ebay habits die hard)—it will be.
I guess I can also appreciate the irony of using traditional country cloth for a city sampler of modern blocks. And I have to say I'm liking the look! Of course the varying fabric weights make ironing a little more taxing than normal, but at least it keeps things interesting ;)
In other news, I'm at a standstill with my BBP quilt because I am absolutely determined to find a way to incorporate these lovely leftover fabric strips:
Also, earlier today I uploaded a free pattern to craftsy for BB #2726 ("Boston Pavement") in case you're interested! (Think steam punk, but without any curved piecing or applique).
Linking up with Lee!