This is the inspiration for the quilt. It's a drawing that my youngest son Jon did for me years ago. Jon is always pushing me in a modern direction.
The quilt will reside in this room in some form. I haven't decided if it will be the king sized quilt for the bed, or maybe a throw for the chair or the bottom of the bed.
I sent my sew connected buddies a very simple set of fabrics, three kona cotton solids: espresso brown, ice frappe (my fav color), and snow with the instructions to use the drawing as inspiration. I also asked that the brown be 1 inch strips so those lines would be consistent through the quilt. Tracy went for it right away and this was the first block posted. I was thrilled!! She captured the spirit of the drawing and the modern feel I was looking for. All the blocks will be different sizes and some will be very simple and some more complex. I'm looking forward to receiving them all and grappling with this puzzle and putting it together in a nifty way. More blocks have been posted...you can see them here along with the rest of the great work this group has done.
If you're not in a bee, don't wait to be asked. Gather up a group of friends and go for it. You'll be glad you did. This quilt is the result of my month in the Common Threads bee. I had such a great experience in this bee, I'm starting year two!
Thanks for all the advice and good wishes concerning my hands. I'm trying my best to be good and follow orders. It sucks being obedient.