I am so excited about something the LVMQG is going to start in June....our own Block Party! Our President, Andrea, went to Quilt Market and picked up a copy of Block Party and we are planning on getting together our fabrics and inspiration blocks for a swap in June. I already had a block in mind and I am using my coveted stash of Zany for Zinnias fabric that I have been hoarding for way too long! I loved the fabric when it came out and continued to buy it long after it became scarce (from Ebay and other online resources). I have made a king-sized and queen-sized quilt from my stash of Zinnias....and now I plan on making a nice string quilt for an auction in December.
Here is my inspiration block....
And here are my fabrics!
I made a box/kit that has a bunch of fabric, my inspiration block, and the foundations for all the string blocks. Each month the box with rotate to a new member who will make a few blocks from my fabrics. I liked the idea of a string block because a lot of people have never made one and they turn out so cute and forgiving...and the blocks can be made oversized and cut down without a problem...Perfect for a swap event! This is a rough picture...but it will end up 6 blocks x 7 blocks....I am shooting for a twin-sized bed quilt.
Anyhow, that is all for today. I'm hoping to complete my Dad's cabin quilt top this weekend so I better get to sewing and pressing! LOL....Have a nice, long holiday weekend!