one quilt

August 2nd, 2008

Dorie from tumbling blocks asked me if I’d like to help her start a quilt block swap much like the virtual quilting bee and common thread, where 11 people make a quilt block for one person each month.  Of course I said yes and many months later we actually got the thing up and running. Dorie had the first month and picked some pretty fantastic fabrics. I had the idea to do some sort of fussy cut looking at the tree print and came up with what I thought was a pretty simple design. It took much longer than it should have. Nothing big went wrong, but every single little thing did (bobbin threaded wrong, a batch of strips cut too short, out of white thread mid block, and on and on).  So finally it’s done and in the mail a day late, oh well. I don’t really have much quilting experience (here is my one and only quilt) and piecing is harder than it looks–at least for me.  This swap should get my piecing skills up to snuff. It’s my turn next (well this) month to pick the colors and eveeeeeentually make the quilt.  It’s for our bedroom because I spilled bleach all over the quilt we normally use in the summertime (it was just a store bought one, but still. damn). I only have one color in mind so far: gray. I need to get crackin.  You can check out everyone’s block at our flickr page if you like and see all the lovely ladies who are involved.

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6 Responses to one quilt

  1. kirsten says:

    that is too much fun! your block is great.

  2. Beth says:

    Oh, I just love this! I tried the same deal with a fussy-cut center, but yours is just perfect (mine, not so much!). Love it.

  3. Ellie says:

    Gray is fantastic. I’m hooked on gray and yellow. Can’t seem to get enough of those together. And also can’t seem to get enough of your blog. . .been a lurker since you posted some jammie bottoms (is that right?) sometime earlier this summer. It was either jammie bottoms or a dress. Either way, I was in love.

  4. dorie says:

    Love it! I look forward to working with gray. I do enjoy a good gray.

  5. erin says:

    it’s absolutely gorgeous, meg.

  6. Christine says:

    Beautiful block. I can’t wait to see what it looks like when it is all done. I recently found your blog (via hop skip jump) and I am so glad I did.