Midnight quilt. But I wanted to show you the quilt that first got me thinking about making a Jen Kingwell quilt.
In June 2014, I was getting ready for an annual quilt retreat. I had been making some little 9 patch blocks for Barb's swap and I thought they might go well with some Sue Spargo blocks that had been languishing in my stash. I had been adding some more colorful quilts to my Pinterest board and came upon some of Jen Kingwell's designs. I loved the way she used color and a variety of blocks to create some very happy quilts. So I pulled some more brights and neutrals and headed off for the weekend. Two others at the retreat mentioned the same Jen Kingwell designs that I had been pinning so we pulled them up and I had a new plan for my 9 patch and applique blocks. By the time I was ready to come home, I had the quilt top pieced. Unfortunately, I set it aside, thinking perhaps it needed another border, and there is sat.
This June, I was again off to retreat. This year I was planning to finish up some projects and use up some jelly rolls and charm packs. I had forgotten about this top so it didn't get packed along. But, we stopped at a quilt shop and found a display of Jen Kingwell patterns and fabric. Once again, these quilts were on my mind. All summer I have been finishing up small quilts, machine quilting, and purging my stash. When Lynn and I began chatting about making the Midnight at the Oasis quilt, I knew the time was right.
I am excited to hear from more quilters wanting to join our quilt along. I am going to add your names to my sidebar so we can keep track of one another. Can I tempt anyone else?
Linking up today with Judy - such a fun way to see what others are working on as we start a new week.