Thursday, August 2, 2012

Summer Quilt Blocks

I've been participating in a quilt block exchange in one of my Facebook groups.  We started in June, and the "queen bee" for that month requested a log cabin or wonky log cabin block in bright colors.  I went with wonky.  I think I would make some of the strips a bit wonkier if I were to do it again, but it was big enough that she can wonkify (spell check doesn't approve of that made-up word!) it more if she wants when she squares it up.

July's recipient requested an Eccentric Star block in rainbow colors.  O. helped me pick out the stripe, and I added the yellow print to echo the star motif.  I completely lost track of July and didn't finish this block until today.  *hangs head in shame*

I went ahead and sewed the August block today too, a Wonky Pinwheel in orange and white.  This one was quick!

I've done very little quilting -- just baby quilts for some of my nieces and nephews when I was high school and college -- so this has been fun. We still have seven more, plus my month, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the other participants choose. Maybe it'll give me the motivation to actually make quilts for our bed and for the kids!


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