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,


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

  2. Lovely blocks, I love the quilt idea.

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

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

  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.