Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Melissa Corry and the Log Cabin Swap

 One of my favorite designers/bloggers is Melissa Corry. Talk about a class act. She regularly posts and shares her work and want us to use it, to make our own versions of her work and to share it. While she has been published in many magazines, designs and sells her own patterns as well as just publishing a new book I have never heard one issue on her blog complaining that this person or that person copied her work, was stealing her intellectual property or a whining post about you can't do this or you can't do that. Right now that is golden to me. I have so much respect for the designer who understands the average quilter.

Recently Melissa posted this project on her blog. It is a swap started by her friend Lissa, from Moda. The project involves making red, white and blue log cabin blocks then cutting them in quarters. The participants then keep 12 of the quarters then send the rest of their quarter blocks to Lissa where she mixes them up and sends them back to the participants. The photo is Melissa's blocks cut in quarters before the swap. I cannot wait to see how this all comes out.

 To read the entire post and discover the talents of Melissa Corry just click on the link below. Thank you for sharing your blocks Melissa, they are beautiful. I am thinking this would be a great project for 12 members of any quilting group. Are the Ladies of the Cloth interested in doing something like this? What colors would we choose? and yellow? red, white and blue? jewel tones? So many choices. I have to say this red, white and blue with pops of golden yellow looks really good!

***The Link to Happy Quilting,  There is also a Facebook Group about this project.  Log Cabin Swap.

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