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I've had this idea to combine some Allison Glass Handcrafted fat quarters that I couldn't resist when they were offered on Massdrop with the tamale sacks to make a sampler quilt from this year's Block Lotto patterns with a folk art feeling.
I questioned my decision after a friend made a pair of beautiful quilts from the same Allison Glass fabrics and expressed the opinion that they only work with one another and no other fabrics. So, before I did anything else, I first made this test block, using my Tulip Quilt Block pattern.
Your mileage may differ, but I kind of fell in love with it.
The background for this one came from the chicken tamale sacks which are printed with a bright yellow ink. These are the larger sized (one dozen tamales) variety.
I will be blogging weekly updates over on Blocklotto.com with lots more detail, my thoughts on the project, and the design decisions I make along the way, beginning with this post:
Of course, I'll be sharing my progress as it appears on my design wall, here, as well. Be prepared to see lots of tamale sack blocks on my design wall.
My plan is to complete one row each week for the next 12 weeks. Sounds easy, right? Do you have any projects you wanted to finish by the end of the year? What could you accomplish in 12 weeks?