I joined Philly Modern Quilt Guild in the National MQG Madrona Road Challenge. Our only guide was that we should paper piece our project and we couldn't use other prints. I love these fabrics. I already had the gray print below with the black hashes on it so I added it in to this challenge.
I had seen this block in all the Farmer's Wife quilts, I believe it's called the Century of Progress. It looked like an easy one to convert to paper piecing (maybe it already is?). Here is my version of the block.
Since I stink at quilty math, my block came out a little bigger than a 12" block. I decided to turn it into what I'm calling the mega-pouch! My sewing area is in the dining room so I have to clean up for company a lot. I love having lots of pouches to put current projects in and keep them together. Really, you can never have enough pouches.
I've also always wanted to do a circle of geese block so I finally tackled one for the back (front?).
I added white around the blocks since they were different sizes (haha!) and added lining and zipper.
So yeah, I cheated a bit. That stripe isn't madrona road. ::blushing::: It just went so perfectly and I love a great print inside a bag. But hey, my zipper work is getting pretty good!
Thank you to the Modern Quilt Guild and Michael Miller Fabrics for hosting this challenge!