As we did last year, each member does some sort of surface design on fabric, cuts it into 9" square swatches, and exchanges them with other members of the group. The only caveat is that we use the same color palette as this year's SOSQ poster by Kathy Deggendorfer.
|This year's poster by Kathy Deggendorfer.|
|2012 Fabric Swatches|
|An enticing array of color!|
Now the real challenge begins -- to design and construct an original quilt using at least some of each of these 12 fabrics, plus others. Per the SOSQ's requirements, the quilt needs to be at least 36" x 36" and needs to be completed by the end of June.
This year I hope to post photos and notes on most of our members' quilts as they're being constructed. Unlike other groups, we don't keep our work a secret and then have a big reveal at the end. Instead, we share our progress along the way. And if any member requests it, we offer suggestions and advice along the way. I'm anticipating great results!