One of my goals for the weekend was to work on my monthly commitments. I'll share 2 of them here, and more tomorrow on Scraptastic Tuesday.
First up, and most challenging, was my block for Kari/craft.happy for Bee Sewcial. Kari requested 10"x16" "poster blocks". In addition to a very interesting palette, we were also given this Pinterest board as inspiration. A painting by Louis Reith caught my eye and totally influenced where I went with my block. Kari's palette of "hot reds, corals and pinks with the muted mint, aqua and mustard, with dove gray, cream and black" was so fun to work with and I tried to include every color. I chose Kona Coral as the background in an effort to really give the block some punch.
In an extreme turn in about every way, I also made the first block for a new quilt. Our guild is doing a unique version of block-of-the-month this year, with each of us making our own medallion quilt. I considered all sorts of more modern (and complicated) blocks, but in the end, I went with a double churn dash, using the Skinny Churn Dash tutorial by Toni/Hoosier Toni. I'm thinking of using plenty of low-volume prints in my quilt with colors based on that center square.
So I'm off to a good start getting my 'must-do's' out of the way, which feels really good.