Thursday, June 15, 2006
Odds and Ends
It was a great mini group meeting today. Six women came to agreement on the quilt we will make for the guild's opportunity (raffle) quilt for the March quilt show. Isn't that truly amazing? Then we went to a quilt shop and AGREED on the fabric purchases. No blood was shed, no tears were wept, no voices were raised. Now--to get it sewn, quilted, and bound! Our guild is celebrating its 25th anniversary this coming year. Our symbol has always been the friendship star and members are encouraged to send a 3" friendship star to any member who may be needing an extra hug or bit of comfort. With that in mind, we decided to make 25 blocks of friendship stars in batiks, marbles, tone on tones, etc, and entitle it 25 Years of Friendship. So excited about this quilt! My mini group has been exchanging 5" nickel swaps for 9 months now. Each month we use a different color and provide ten blocks for each other, which means you are accumulating 80 each month (see, you do use your math you learned in school! 8 members X 10 fabric pieces=80--ta dah) I should have 720 nickel squares--but I'm not going to count them!!! I have also picked up some Moda 5" sampler packs along the way to add to the mix. Each gal will then do what she wants with them. We will continue to swap till September. Most are thinking of charm quilts they'd like to use the squares for. I'm leaning towards 1000 Pyramids. Also pictured, my progress on the Jo Morton Scrappy Stars blocks. I am caught up to date. Good thing, new Birds of a Feather block will be in the KC Star this Sunday. In the words of Roseann Roseannadanna, "It's always a-somethin'!"