Next, I scanned my Pinterest Color board for some interesting color schemes. Design Seeds is an amazing design tool to gather inspiration from!
I chose a light gray background and these colors:
Obviously, I won't be using all the fabrics here, but I will pull from them. I definitely have plans for that amazing Tsuru crane fabric... *sly grin*. :) When I work on a long-term project like this, I set aside the materials in a flat plastic scrapbook bin. They go on sale at Michael's for about $5, and they are so totally worth a buy!
I finished January's block last week - wayyyy ahead of schedule (they are due at our Jan. or Feb. meeting). It was quite fast - the cutting was the most time-consuming part. The KMQG linked to a partial seam tutorial by Alissa Haight Carlton, which I found to be most helpful. I also decided to pursue a scrappy light gray background (clearly an excuse to buy some more fabric). I can't wait to see what my fellow CJMQGers have come up with!
You can follow our guild's progress on Instagram under the tag #cjmqg, and on our blog (our cheerleader, Neva, is posting). Are you participating in any great BOMs this year?