The Storybook Quilts went from a feature in a local newsletter to a special exhibit at the NQA Show this coming June...and will be featured on an upcoming episode of Sewing with Nancy!
The book I picked this time is Under the Quilt of Night by Deborah Hopkinson. I know the whole historical issue about whether or not quilts were used by the slaves on the Underground Railroad is controversial, but I don't care. I like the story. I like to think that there's a seed of truth in there somewhere, even if it was just for a few slaves in one family or in one little town. Please do not comment telling me how wrong it is because - did I mention? - I don't care.
Anyway, that's the book I picked. The quilt in the book is a scrappy log cabin with deep blue centers. A simple block that I have always loved, my favorite color and a terrific scrap buster - this quilt is not only relaxing and easy to work on in snippets of time but also a perfect leader-ender project. I'm trying to turn this over-full bin of 1 1/2" strips...
...into these log cabin blocks!
I'm making some pretty good progress so far, especially considering that I've never even started a guild challenge any sooner than a month before it is due!
What are you working on?