Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WIP Wednesday

I'm bound for Quilt Colorado today and two days of modern quilt classes with Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio. Full report on Sunday!

In the meanwhile, I've caught up on my swap blocks.

First up, the Adventure Swap for Front Range Modern Quilt Guild. My recipient this month asked for a Navy background (that's Kona Cotton) and light-to-medium blues and greens. These are from my (extensive) Denyse Schmidt stash:

Members of the 2013 Quiltmaker magazine Scrap Squad stay in touch via Facebook. We also decided to have a block swap among ourselves. Each month, one member selects a block to be made by the others in the group. I'm not usually this far behind, but here is Gina's block for June. She asked for "any star, with one of the fabrics a plaid." I tried out a new ruler to make this Peaky-and-Spike star:

Anne really got creative with her request. This is a free star pattern from McCall magazine. Anne asked that the center square represent "us." When the DH looked at this block, he exclaimed, "It's You! How did you get that fabric with your picture on it?"

July is half over, are you working on your 13 in 2014 UFO project? The first 30 BaD blocks should be finished by Sunday!

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  1. Oh, your husband's comment is a charm! that is indeed a great block, and it's fun to see you at work right on your fabric! Tee hee hee...

  2. Love your DS star block - anything green for me!!!

  3. Beautiful blocks! The last one really does look like you - even down to the lipstick! Not the colour-coordinated nail varnish though! Gill x

  4. Love that last star block -I can see why DH commented like that!
    Just as well your hand is good enough to sew again- cant have you going on quilt camp and unable to sew!!


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