I keep forgetting to share this news with you, so it’s a bit old. First I had to wait for it to be announced by Cloud9; and then when it finally was announced, I didn’t have time to write a blog post because we were so busy trying to finish our house, pack, and move. But. here it is… I am the May WINNER for the Cloud9 Fabrics Cirrus Solids BOM Challenge. YIPPEE!!!!
If you haven’t heard, Cloud9 Fabrics is coming out with a new line of yarn-dyed solids in September. In anticipation of the release, Cloud9 is hosting a BOM challenge in which they are asking quilters to design and submit blocks (including instructions) using 4-6 of the new solids. I started designing a block last October and had it about 85% finished, but with work and other things I wasn’t able to get it finished and submitted. And then… the January winner was announced and the block I had designed was so very similar. Oh no! I just couldn’t believe it!
So in February I started over from scratch. More ideas…. more drawings… more blocks designed in EQ7. Playing around with layouts of the blocks, and trying to figure out which one idea I would settle on and submit. I finally made a decision and had the instructions written and submitted by the end of February. And 4 short weeks later, I received an email stating my block below, which I call “Stuck in the Middle”, was selected for the May BOM. 🙂
Several weeks later I received my winnings — a fat quarter pack of all the solids — and I have the say the fabric is amazing! They are soft, have a nice drape, and the colors are bold and saturated. I am looking forward to sewing with them… once I figure out what I’m going to make.
Some alternate layouts are below: