A few months ago, I caught wind of a roller derby quilt! Its creator, Dreadnought, of the Boston Derby Dames, welcomes blocks from leagues all around the world. I emailed her to see if Detroit had submitted a block. In fact, DDG has not submitted a block! So, I got to working on it asap.
Here is what I came up with:
I wanted to incorporate a ton of patchwork because or league is made up of such a diverse group of women and I thought combining a number of small pieces could be one way of demonstrating that. All of the little pieces are 1-inch x 2-inch.
For the center and some of the pieces with DDG wording on them, I cut up one of our league bandanas.
The other fabrics were just all from my stash- maybe you recognize some Tufted Tweets, Kona cotton in red, and some Birch circa 50 in there.
I also included some Alexander Henry from the Ghastlies line (one of my favorites) and some cute sushi fabrics I picked up from JoAnn years ago.
I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and I can’t wait to send it off to Dreadnought this afternoon!