Monday, October 19, 2020

Monday Making

 


I plan to work on some heritage blocks that are  going into a couple of quilts that are part of a guild challenge.  I have offered up an optional President's Challenge for members - a catagory is selected (September was Home Life) and they have to research and make a block(s) that represent Home, share any history and what their resource was.

We'll , also, be sharing settings, sashings, borders and quilting along the way as well.  Members can select their own design, use just a single block project, or how ever big they want to go.


I broke down the list into nine catagories with some block examples to help out.  This is the layout I am going to use.  It is a pattern designed by Wendy Sheppard and is a free pattern found HERE.


Their challange to me is to make a 6" finished block from their shared block finds.  This is my smaller May Basket (which I am just noticing a mistake to fix).   Their blocks were Dresdan Plate, Posy Basket, Log Cabin (several variations), Broken Dishes, Pinapple, Shoo Fly, Lightening Strike, Miller's Delight, Cats & Mice, House That Jack Built, Falling Leaves.  So I have a lot of small blocks to make.

The October catagory is Farm Life, so I need to select my block and make the large and small version for that. as well.  This will be fun Guild project for the year  - learning, sharing, teaching, and having some pieces ready for a Heritage show in the Fall of 2021 as well as regional Spring 2022 show.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing that link to the free quilt. Great scrap quilt, for sure.

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  2. Lovely blocks, I love the quilt idea.

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  3. What an interesting challenge. And I like your chose of Wendy's house quilt. She is a prolific and talented designer.
    Pat

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  4. That house quilt is beautiful...great choice!

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  5. Love the house block. Wendy Sheppard is a wonderful designer. I have one of her books. I will probably never make any of the quilts, but I can't bring myself to part with it because the quilts are so beautiful. I like the May Basket. I never would have noticed the mistake if you didn't mention it.

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