Over the past couple of weeks while the weather has been cold and gray, I've been sewing with some delightfully sunny fabrics! These prints are from an upcoming line from Moda called Little Miss Sunshine. It was designed by Vanessa Goertzen and will be in stores in April.
The block pattern I've been using is in the most recent issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks. It's block #1184 called Electric Avenue and it's designed by Jessi Kurtz.
There were several blocks in the magazine that caught my eye, but I've been on the lookout for the perfect way to use these Little Miss Sunshine fabrics and this block was IT. I love how the prints play together in a scrappy way when they're cut up into smaller pieces.
Here's what one block looks like-
And with some jelly roll strips, some math, and a little bit of strip piecing, I was able to whip up a bunch of blocks in no time. Well, I watched a couple episodes of the X Files, and some Downton Abbey, so it did take me several hours ;)
This quilt used 30 blocks and right now measures about 60" x 72". I like this throw size so I think I'll stop here and quilt it.
This layout was the first one I tried - and I DO like it - but I now wish I would have played around with the blocks to see what other fun arrangements I could have come up with. Oh well!
You can see more of Little Miss Sunshine here and here, and you can read more about the Electric Avenue quilt block here.