Riley Blake Challenge

The Modern Quilt Guild is hosting a Riley Blake Challenge using the Cottage Garden fabric line. When I first saw the announcement, I signed up and jotted down a design. I finally got my fabric 2 weeks ago and started working…

MQG Riley Blake Challenge, design by Jenn Rodriguez

Maybe more on the traditional side of the spectrum, but I’m loving it so far.

Are you participating?


April QDAD Round-up

My two favorite Quilt Design a Day (QDAD) designs from April:

This one was immediately added to my “to-make” list.

Compass, designed by Jenn Rodriguez at Red Patch

Compass, 12 April QDAD design

The layers in this one just worked. I love the colors and jagged-ness.

Shark Attack, designed by Jenn Rodriguez at Red Patch

Shark Attack, 16 April QDAD design

My two least successful designs from April:

Minimalism gone wrong. The proportions are way off.

Minimal, designed by Jenn Rodriguez at Red Patch

Minimal, 6 April QDAD design

Another one where the proportions are off. I wish I had more time because this is one design I’d like to try to improve.

Branching Out, designed by Jenn Rodriguez at Red Patch

Branching Out, 18 April QDAD design

Inspiration in the Everyday

Taking photos from my everyday life and finding design inspiration in them. Inspired by my participation in the Quilt Design A Day (QDAD)  group on Facebook.

April’s inspiration is this watering hole at one of the playgrounds we frequent.

Watering Hole

My first design was inspired by the top of the fountain.


 The second design comes from the circle drain. It has kind an Art Deco feel to it.


Third design is a variation of the traditional courthouse steps block. I kept going back and forth as to whether I should square up the block or leave it more rectangular. Still haven’t decided, but I’ll go with this version.