I love the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs and wish I could have giant orange doors on my house. So I got to thinking, I can - I can make a quilt inspired by it! I put together an inspiration page with my first attempt at a design. I recently joined the Portland Modern Quilt Guild and I am on a quick study program (self enforced) I'm excited to plan this out. I started by getting about 25 books from the library and discovering that there wasn't a single block that existed like the one I drew. I was surprised, but that is typical of me to have something in my head and not be able to find it out there. So I drew it in Illustrator, printed it out and sewed it together. I discovered I had a quarter inch foot for my sewing machine and I discovered that it is the best thing ever! Perfect seam allowances every time. Here is my inspiration page:


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