I know I've been gone for awhile for awhile and I'm sorry. I have been really busy. I have belonged to my local Quilt Guild for a couple of years now but recently decided that I should become more involved. So I am now in charge of doing the Block of the Month program at the Guild.
My first month being in charge of the BOM was July. I decided to do something patriotic. The block I picked out was called "Land of Liberty". It is done in red, white and blue of course. It was a really easy block also. I found the instructions on the website Quilters Cache http://www.quilterscache.com/L/LandofLibertyBlock.html They have thousands of quilt block patterns you can download for free.
I made up several of these blocks so decided that I would put them together and make a couple of table runners for July 4th. I made one for myself and another for my mother. I finished them off with batting and backing and decided to just quilt them myself by quilting in the ditch. I'm not really good at it yet but decided it would be something that I should at least try to do on my smaller projects instead of sending them off to the Longarm quilter to be quilted. It will save me some money also and that means I'll have more money to spend on fabric! YEAH! That's a good thing!
The next block I chose for August was called "Ribbons". I made it up with a white background, a red solid, a black solid and then a floral print that had red,white and black in it. I also thought this one was a relatively easy block to make.
I did put a few together wrong but I still liked the way they turned out. Can you see how the correct one I made above the ribbons make an X and has the two triangles in the center? The one below is the incorrect way. The ribbons kind of bow out and forms a squarw on point in the center. I didn't even realize they were wrong till someone pointed it out to me. These blocks were found on another free block website. It was called Delaware Quilts http://delawarequilts.com/BOMs/Ribbons/index.html
The block I picked for the Guild to make in September is called Indiana Puzzle. I made it up in a Hot Pink, Orchid and then a floral print that had both colors in it. I thought it turned out really pretty. It was also from the website Delaware Quilts http://delawarequilts.com/BOMs/IndianaPuzzle/index.html
I haven't yet decided what to do for the Quilt Guild for October. It is kind of weird that I have to work that far in advance but at least it makes me be prepared! I can't be the procrastinator that I sometimes am. I have to present the BOM that I have chosen already done up to the Quilt Guild Board a month in advance and then it will be put in the next month's newsletter so that the members will have time to make it up.
Our Guild raffles off half of the blocks to one lucky member. Each member gets 1 ticket for each block that they made that month. So if you win you get to take half of the blocks home with you. You also have the option for buying more of them if you want that day for $2.00 each. Then the other half of the blocks that are turned in goes to our Quiltique. Every even year we have a big Quilt Show and have a little boutique were members can sell their handmade items at. That is what we call our Quiltique.
Okay I'm off now to sew a little more for myself! Linking up to the fun parties at:
Transformation Thursday@ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Show and Share with Southern Lovely
Creative Juice-Thursdays @ Momnivores Dilemma
Talent Tuesday Way Cool Linky Partay
Tell Me Tuesday @ Me & My Boys
Time To Shine @ A Diamond In The Stuff
Tiptoe Thru Tuesday @ Crayonfreckles and Tiaras & Bowties
Tuesday Talent Show @ Chef-in-Training
Craft & Tell @ Cherished Bliss
Fabulously Creative Friday
The Cure For The Common Monday @ Lines Across My Face
Wow Us Wednesdays
Delightfully Iinspiring Thursday Party
I ♥ Fridays Link Party
Make It Great Monday @ Etcetorize
Show and Tell Fridays @ My Romantic Home
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Garden Fun & Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted In Thyme
Rustic Restorations Weekend Linky Party @ Homespun Happenings
Blissful and Domestic Feature Friday Link Party