From an empty design wall to this!
I'm going to make Alternate Joe, the pattern on the back of the Morning Joe pattern, by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. (click here for pattern detail)
It took no time at all the make the five large star blocks. Next up, the four blocks with small stars, which doesn't sound like much but equates to 16 small stars. That means more half square triangle units, my favorite block to make by the way.
My background fabric is the black print from the new Moda Weave line. I love it, it's not a solid black, but it doesn't really have a design either, the weave pattern is very subtle, it's more shading than lines. It's hard to describe but easy to love.
My print fabric is from a few American Jane lines by Sandy Klop for Moda. This is the first time I've used any American Jane fabric, some of her prints are a little too, "down on the farm" for me. But I easily found other prints in the lines that were bright and cheerful that I loved. It's not often that I like every fabric in a line, so this is nothing new for me. The most glaring exception to that rule for me would be High Street by Lily Ashbury for Moda, I loved every print in that bundle.
I know you've heard me say this before, but I get so much inspiration from the monthly Schnibbles Sew Along hosted by Sherri/A Quilting Life and Sinta/ Pink Pincushion. And even the months when I don't get around to entering the parade, I still love watching the parade. In the October 1st parade for Mercerie, Michele at Island Life Quilts made an amazing quilt where she combined two different fabric lines from two different designers and went with a dark background. She mentioned that she was trying to get away from using white or cream backgrounds, I thought that was a good challenge for me, so that's why my Morning Joe will be called, "I take my coffee black". Thanks Michele for the inspiration!!