Yes - more homework to be revealed!!! This time it is Amish with a Twist II.
The assignment was to make THREE blocks this month - one each of three different blocks. The first is the bow tie block. Keep in mind that a number of people are using the kit so we don't put up all those, but we put up one for reference.
|The bow tie block - the block from the kit is the top right hand corner|
|Another bow tie block|
|Flying geese block - kit is the top right block|
Next up - rollling stone
|Rolling stone block - kit is top left|
And then I had some stragglers who arrived AFTER the pictures. However it wasn't their fault as some of the major roads were shut down this past weekend and many had a very scenic trip to the store.
|One set of the NON-kit colours|
|And another set in very funky fabrics|
|Another set in gorgeous batiks|
How awesome are all those blocks. Going to be loads of fun to see these all completed. And guess what I heard (and saw?)
Check out this link and guess what you are going to find????? I already shared it with the group. Can't wait to see the entire quilt - my guess - it will be revealed at Spring Market which takes place in Minneapolis on May 15-17
Then we had some non Amish with a Twist Show n Tell.
Raili made this GORGEOUS spider web quilt. This is on my list of quilts to make - love the scrappy look.
|Spider Web quilt|
|Small fabric basket with sewn insert|
Then Marlene presented us with a question. She had participated in several 9-patch exchanges a couple of years ago. They were hot - everyone was doing them - I think I have three or four sets of blocks that are not put together. Hmmmm - better get working!!!!
Anyway - this is what she decided to do with them - she made blocks using the peaky and spike unit (that's the green and white part).
|Four of Marlene's blocks|
I think I heard that she ended up choosing black! I think it will be spectacular!!!!
Marlene also brought in a set of blocks that she had found on the internet. It is a modern version of a sampler quilt. Each block is different - I believe she had twenty blocks in total - here are four of them.
|Four blocks from a modern quilt sampler|
Wow - if that isn't enought o get you excited - well - I'm excited and I want to sew. But nope - I have a few other things to do today including teaching a class and quilting another quilt!
I have decided that it is time to clean up my in-box for e-mail. Let's just say that there are thousands and thousands of e-mails. Some read - some not. I have moved some of them to seperate folders because I want to keep them, I have deleted others and I still have a "few" to sort through. So if you are wondering - I never heard from her - I get so many e-mails in a day that often I miss them. My goal is to try and clear out the inbox before I go to bed. File it, delete it, deal with it - but that in-box should be empty before I go to bed!!!!! I know that is going to be a challenge - but it will be interesting - I am going to start monitoring what I receive - how many I receive and how to deal with the volume. I know I can make it work!!!
I used to have a boss (one that I disliked because he was so anal). His in-box was EMPTY all the time. I think he had nothing else to do in a day because every time I sat at his desk (which seemed to be often because we didnt' see eye to eye about a lot of things), I could see his in-box and it had maybe one or two messages in it. And I bet as soon as I walked out of his office - he dealt with those e-mails!!!!
Well - let's see how it goes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!