On Saturday KK and I took a class at Emma's Quilt Cupboard in Franklin, MA to make a tile quilt using needle turn applique. I've been learning more needle turn applique this year and I thought this would be a fun class to take.
This is the class sample. I thought the quilt was cute, although not quite my style. After looking at it, I decided to make mine in Asian fabrics.
Here is the beginning of my block, pre any applique. It looks busy and not that wonderful, but once I started to needle turn, things really started to come to life and I really liked the block more and more.
Here's the block as of this morning, almost finished. I just have to turn the three end pieces on the right and the one on the bottom left. I really like it now that the grout has been formed.
Here are blocks from other students. (sorry for the blurryness, all of the photos were taken with my phone.) I love the idea of using different background fabrics. I think it would be cool to have multiple blocks with a rainbow of fabrics for the background, red for one, orange for another, etc.
I might prep a few blocks to take with me on my upcoming trip to Paris. I think this would make a good project to do on a plane.