03 Nov Block Party
I am not usually the kind of quilter who joins any quilting project around. In fact, I rarely participate in these kinds of things. Mostly, it is because I have so many ideas in my own head that I want to explore, I can’t figure out how to devote any time or energy to ideas from a group.
However, I think it would be good for me to stretch a little and work on something from someone else’s head! And because I love the quilts coming out of the heads of the people over at http://www.blockpartyquilting.com/, I have decided to join their block party. Now, this is not a huge time commitment – they are planning to put a new block up on a quarterly basis. Participants make a version of the block and can then add it to the Flickr group.
There will also be some virtual quilting bees associated with this project. I am leaning toward joining one of those too! The adventurous and fun side of me thinks this sounds terrific: the practical side of me says I must be crazy to add anything else to my already very long project list. I’ll let you know which side wins!
For now, this picture is from my last group project. A group of four or five of us decided to do a round robin. We each contributed a six inch block and the next person added borders. The idea was to keep on going from there. But, when we saw what the first border had added to our little blocks, many of us thought the quilts were ready for our own finishing. I am afraid I haven’t finished mine yet, but I have some ideas. (Maybe I should also join Jacquie’s UFO finishing project over at http://www.tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/). My contribution to this block is the small brown square with the leaf/vine applique. My friend Kathy added the rest. I totally love the fabric she used and what she did with it.