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!
Well, it has been very busy here at my house lately so there has been little quilting. But last weekend I got the chance to make a name quilt for my co-teacher. She is from Hawaii so I tried to incorporate wavy quilting in the background, and some raw edged applique in her favorite color, purple. The background is Kona Ash.....It is an end of the year gift for her....
Anyhow, that is all that has happened around here the last few weeks. Summer is coming soon so maybe I'll get busy and make some new stuff! :-D 16 days left (teaching 8th graders isn't much fun right now....LOL)!