In just a few short months, the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild will be having their first ever Modern Quilt Showcase. Although I’m a brand new member to the guild, I’m almost a little embarrassed to admit that I’ve never been to an actual quilt show before. Still, even though I’m a total newbie and have no idea what to expect, I am ridiculously excited!
Quilt registration officially opened last month and while the more responsible of the members have probably already gotten their acts together and registered their amazing quilts by now, I’m still trying to decide what to enter. My anxiety is at full volume.
Here are the three I’m considering for the show (click to enlarge):
There will also be a separate Modern Mini Showcase. This will be a display of VMQG members’ mini quilts which will demonstrate characteristics of the modern quilting esthetic.
Wanting to make a modern mini quilt for the showcase, I dug through my fabric scraps to see what I could come up with. I originally planned on having a low-volume palette using my vintage floral scraps, but after doing some digging around, I found a few brighter florals I’d forgotten about.
I decided to make 9 small log cabin blocks. After cutting the florals into strips between 1-1.5 inches, I pieced them together and trimmed each finished block to 4.5 inches square.
Here’s a little sneak peek at a few of my teeny blocks. Tomorrow I hope to have them bordered, quilted and bound!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on which quilt(s) I should consider entering into the show! Are there any in particular that you would you choose over the others?