Tuesday, February 28, 2012

BE at Louise's house, Feb 2012

I am ever grateful to Louise for agreeing to host Block Exchange this year!  And so glad that I got to go to Block Exchange one more time before I leave town.  I was like a zombie at January's BE meeting (having just packed my entire household to move to Minnesota), so I wasn't fully aware of everyone's blocks.  At Louise's last night, it was fun to be able to see and appreciate people's blocks.

Here are Beth and Debra with many of the blocks on the table in front of them.

Erin Person was there, with her Broadway blocks from last year's BE.  Here is a close-up of Linda's wonderful "Into the Woods" block for Erin's quilt - fantastic!

Here are some of the blocks for me.  Terry's is the top center and still had pins in it so that she could finish my block before we left.  I love how this quilt is coming together!

Sad to say goodbye to my quilting friends, but so glad that we will stay connected throughout the year as we make blocks for each other.  I'm looking forward to sewing people's blocks each month and thinking about our friendships. :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

February Meeting

We had a visit from Erin who is home on spring break from some college in this state - not to be named by me!!
Last year we were to make a block representing a broadway musical. These blocks are one of a kind and fantastic!!!!! Eileen - large 24 inch block

Mine - batik and black

Louise - may not be in layout she will use........but it gives you the idea.

Jan - pink and brown

Phyllis - use scraps. I used only what I grabbed from my scrap basket.

H's for Georgia

Red flowers for Lisa

Ruth - LOVE the secondary pattern that is forming

Terry - another with secondary pattern forming

Borders around Grinch fabric for Dorothy

Daisy - blue and brown

Cindy - she supplied it all!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Block for Terry

LOTS Of pieces and lots of blues............ Me thinks I need a new surface for my design wall - you can see all the collected threads in this picture!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


This is the block for Eileen. I have it pieced to this point.
Those holes are supposed to be half square triangles..........but all I have are 8-three inch squares that are too small to be made into those........... HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know some of my problem is that I am a hand piecer and I break down the block into units, trace around my templates based on a 3 inch square and sew..........I will admit - I DO NOT LIKE half square anythings!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ruth's Block

This is a finished block for Ruth. Just had to get some lime green in it!!!!!!!!!