Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Silk purse from a sow's ear

Remember this fabric?

This is what we were given ahead of time to make blocks
for our retreat. They were to be 12" or 6" finished or (new this
year) a rectangle block 6" x 12" finished. I thought that was
intriguing so I made a 12" block and a prairie braid rectangle.
Here are the finished products. Some of the blocks are very
creative. I think they will make a great quilt, or I should say
quiltS. They grouped them by color ways and had enough
to draw five people's names. Not mine though :(

The cute antique wash tub in the foreground was filled with
lots of stuff that people donated to be used as door prizes.
Every few hours for the whole four days Terri would draw
two names and you got to pick something from the tub.
There was some great stuff in there. It worked out so that
everyones name was called twice. I got a new roll of
Golden Threads paper and some quilt magazines
(Like I really needed those!!!!) I should have taken this
cool ruler that had holes punched in it at the quarter inch
mark. It had 90º, 45º and 60º angles. I'd love to find it
somewhere. Has anyone seen this somewhere on the internet?

Until next time...

1 comment:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Hi and thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a "honk from behind"... just visited your blog for the first time. I absolutely LOVE your Not Your Grandmother's Quilt!!

I'll be back to visit soon!