Monday, March 30, 2009

Feb Anything goes Do A Block

In the Crazy Quilting International Quilt Group, I am in a Round Robin that is called Anything Goes Do Your Own Block. I decided that the starter blocks that are in pinks, Valentine Fabric, and Romantic Quotes.
For this Round Robin you need to make six starter blocks that are 6-7 inches in size for the design area. Each person in the group does an entire block to embellish the way that they want and follow the pattern that the original person has started. The blocks that I have chosen to do. The only special instructions that I left was that the blocks were going to be made into a quilt for a child that the Quilt Ministry I belong to or it will be made into a Project Linus Quilt. The special instructions are that you can't use things that would get tangled up with IV's or anything that could be put into a child's mouth that they could choke on. You can't use any clear thread or anything like that.
I will be glad to see what everyone in the group has done to the quilt blocks. I'll keep everyone posted. The blocks will return in about 6 months.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Romance block Carol K

In the Crazy For Quilting Yahoo Group. This is the final block for me to work on. The Block belongs to Carol K. Carol made 4 smaller quilt blocks that the group could work on part of one block or all four blocks.
I added to just one of her blocks. One of the seams I added 3 heart shape buttons. The center of the block I made a small line of Ribbon Roses with yellow bead center. The stems are made to have a bouquet look or a just cut from the garden look. On the second seam I made a slanted beaded fence or flowers on a slant. My block should be coming home soon and I will let you all see it when it goes home after being gone for over a year.

Feb. Block of the Month

This is the Second block in the Block of the Month Pattern at The pattern is called the Road to California. I changed the colors in the pattern because I wanted a more bold and bright colors. I used aqua in place of white, black for red, orange for tan, swirl for brown. I guess that I will have to see what all the blocks look like together before I know if I'm going to like it or not. I think that I did a pretty good job of piecing the block together. I haven't done sane quilting for long but I'm not sure if I like it better than Crazy Quilting or Not. It doesn't take as long to get a block done as Crazy Quilting. You just have to be more precise about how you palce the fabric and follow direction on the pattern.