I absolutely loved this block – it is so cheery and fun!!
I was a bit worried by the amount of pieces we had to piece together but in the end, step by step, it worked out awesome.
Here’s my pile of pieces after I cut them following instructions…
Here’s my finished block – I love it!!
Now that September is upon us…all of the Guilds have started back up again and I belong to 2: Lakeside Quilters (my home town Guild in Chestermere, AB) & Flying Needles which is out in Millarville, AB.
Lakeside Quilters I’m working on some of their projects – mystery quilt (this is when you get cutting instructions, amounts/values of fabrics and block instructions but you don’t know what the final quilt will be), Raffle Quilt project of some sort as we do this one every year.
Flying Needles Quilt Group I’m working on quite a few things – maybe over extended myself just a little 😉
Mystery Quilt – which I don’t know what it is this year as in the past I have helped with them, Jan B has redesigned this one and will be sending the instructions to me to lead
This is a mystery that we did a few years back – I embellished with the bias vine around the outside border and leaves but you get the idea.
Pizza Box Challenge: this is when you come up with the first block or the “theme” of the quilt you want add .5m of fabric and pass it onto the next person. There is usually about 9 blocks completed at the end that are yours, then you come up with the finished quilt. Here’s a pic of mine from several years ago.
9 blocks in total, the block I started with is the top left
This was my very first time with free motion quilting, here’s the close up – I’m pretty proud of my first time;)
Here’s the back I strip pieced it to use up the rest of the fabric. I also have this one for sale on Etsy if you are interested.
Apron Challenge: I made this one apron a while back and it’s hanging in my kitchen but I’m going to go hog-wild with this new challenge – not sure yet what I’m going to do but I love how big aprons are now – don’t you?
Here’s the one that is hanging in my kitchen.
My mom loves to make aprons and I know she is making a whole bunch more when we go on our retreat Oct 2nd to Rustlers Lodge, Sundre, Alberta. but here’s a bit of a preview of some of her other aprons..
Left to Right: SIL Colleen M, MIL Sandy M and me. Arn’t these the cutest aprons!! Thanks Mum!!
More to come…Valerie
Here’s a mystery quilt I’ve done with other guilds and love how they have turned out
This is a mystery quilt I did in 2004 and I called it Mysterious Hearts at first I didn’t like so much background but in the end I was really happy with it.
Here’s a close up of the quilting
Here’s another mystery quilt that Beth S complete – I think there was about 17 of us in the group I headed up the project but I didn’t have time to complete the quilt but boy did I love the way it turned out!!
I’m not sure if Beth has named this one as of yet but it’s gorgeous.
Check out her amazing quilting – I know she loves this one and now I know why – nice job Beth;)