It's been quite a while since I started a new quilt. Though I often buy yardage with the vague notion that it will be the inspiration for a quilt, I think that is really just an excuse for buying fabric! Recently, I bought some Cotton + Steel prints at Quilting Connection in Ames and realized that I still had some of my very favorite typewriter fabric from Melody Miller's Ruby Star Rising collection in my stash. I had a hunch that her new C + S prints would work perfectly with the older prints and guess what? I was right.
I dug through my cubbies of fabric to unearth my cherished pink & aqua typewriters and delightedly piled them on my cutting table. I am very good at making piles of fabric. Not always so good at following through with the actual sewing! This morning I took the time to make a "starter" quilt block and a few notes so I wouldn't forget my ideas. Here's the block:
Putting the pink and aqua typewriters together on the cutting table brought back fond memories of one of the first quilts I made in 2013, and I don't think I ever got around to sharing it here before. It was also one of the first quilts that I sold, but I did have a couple pictures left of the top:
I'll try to post the progress of this quilt as more blocks get made.