Here is a photo of an applique block I have recently finished for a challenge I have taken with a group in Rugby It's taken from 'Quilting the Garden' by Barb Adams, Alma Allen and Ricki Creamer and adapted slightly. The challenge is to make blocks month by month with certain features, such as house, stars, flying etc. and July's challenge was circles, as you can see (they are supposed to be circles, honest!). I still have a block with half or quarter square triangles to go, (and the quilt to assemble, of course) and the show and tell of completed quilts is tomorrow! Don't think I'll be quite ready. Jane has finished her quilt - well, she would have, wouldn't she, as she's organising the challenge! Don't worry, Jane, I'll get there eventually!
Friday, 21 September 2007
Mile a minute anon
I am thinking of setting up a support group for those in the grip of Mile a Minute blocks. They are very addictive, and once you start making them, you can't stop till you have enough for a quilt. I'm thinking of calling it MaMA or Mile a Minute Anonymous. If you would like to join, please let me know. (LOL) Last week I had a coffee with my friend Jackie, and showed her my Mile a Minute quilt top. Jackie is a very talented quilter, but a perfectionist, and has lots of UFOs which she thinks aren't perfect enough to finish yet. However, in less than a week she had not only tried a new restricted colour version of the block, but actually finished a top! Here she is, peeping over it (sorry Jackie, I did say I wouldn't get you in the photo, but I'm not very good at keeping still when I click!). The consensus of our quilting group is that it should be called Liquorice Allsorts (after the famous sweets). Doesn't it look fantastic!