It is hard to believe it has been two months since the last Portland Modern Quilt Guild meeting! Since February I have made three quilts and I am in the middle of a 4th. That is something! I guess I can officially say I am a quilter now - yay!
So the swap this month is a solid 12 1/2" block. I had some leftover shot cotton scraps from the Diversity quilt I made for the da Vinci Arts Middle School Auction so I thought I'd use those up. Some of the pieces were really small, but using a paper piecing technique for string quilting I was able to use them up. Here is the result:
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As I was sewing this together I couldn't help but think of the amazing Sonia Delaunay exhibit I saw at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in NYC when I was there in March. I have been obsessed with her art since I was a student at Parsons, but I had never seen it in person! I was in heaven! There is a great slide show on the web that features many of the pieces that were in the show and the book they published is sure to be the definitive volume of her work. Here are some of her modern textile designs from the early 1930s:
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