It seems like I am only sharing works in progress lately, but maybe I'll actually finish something next week.
I am a member of the Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild. I love being able to meet and hang out with modern quilters once a month.
Last month we decided to make a Quilt of Valor Quilt together. One quilt, for now - we didn't want to overwhelm ourselves.
I am leading this particular effort - meaning I looked up the details. Lol.
Kelly, from My Quilt Infatuation, came up with the fabulous idea of a sampler quilt. That way we can each make three 12in (finished) blocks and end up with enough for a nice sized quilt once put together.
We are each making different blocks - whatever we choose, in any red, blue, white, gray - as long as we make different ones and they have patriotic colors. We are going to use Kona White as a sashing to separate the blocks (the reason we could use what ever fabrics we wanted).
We are a super small guild, only 7 due paying members right now - though we would love it if anyone wants to join us!
The three blocks aren't "due" until our April meeting - giving three months to choose and make the blocks. However, I finished mine last week.
|my three blocks|
I used Amy Newbold's, of Sukie Don't Ya Know, Origami Star tutorial. Only I did my own math and made it 12in. So there are a few measurements I would change...but I'll do that for another project. ;)
Then I choose a Flying Dutchman block. I love the multiple flying geese. If I do this block again I think I will make it scrappy. That would be a bit more fun.
Then, for my last block I used the Double Z block from the new (and totally fabulous) quilting book - Vintage Quilt Revival, by Katie Clark Blakesley, Lee Heinrich, and Faith Jones.
I can't wait to see everyone else's blocks. I am excited to see how the quilt comes together with different fabrics and looks.
Have a fabulous Wednesday!