November was SewHelpMe's month in our SewConnected group. She sent a beautiful selection of fabrics (above) that featured a few pieces from the Sand & Surf line along with some fabrics that she selected to coordinate. She was very nervous about the fabric selection, but the blocks that have been made so far have been amazing and I think it will be a gorgeous quilt.
Here is the first block I made. I didn't have much of a plan when I started cutting, except that I wanted to feature the medallions and had the idea of seeing them as if through windows. I've really been exploring making quilt blocks of my own design in this swap, as opposed to the Craftster swap where I largely worked from more traditional block patterns. I loved working with these fabrics and I'm really happy with how this block turned out.
I was having such a great time and had enough fabric, so I decided to make a bonus block. Again, no pattern ... just the idea of highlighting these smaller medallions in a checkerboard design. I love the punch of the coral-colored fabric, and the graphic print on the left side ties all of the colors together.
I'm getting ready to send out a few swap minis this week ... pics to come soon, with any luck!