Thursday, April 21, 2011

More Bits & Pieces

One of the groups I belong to is Mailblocks on Yahoo.  Every month they have a block lottery and when I have time I try to participate.  You can make up to five blocks of the designated pattern (this time it was Box Kite) and your name goes in the draw once for every block you pledge.   For an aspiring traditional quilter like me, it is a great way to get a bit of practice in making blocks. I have managed to get all five made for April's lottery. Cross your fingers for me - the winner gets enough blocks from everyone to make a nice sized quilt!

 For this block the white and black were mandatory in the positions they are in and the print was the maker's choice.  I had a good time finding things in the scrap fabric basket to make these blocks - I love these prints!
I should mention also how very sweet and supportive this group of talented quilters is with beginners like myself.  My points don`t always match and I often have lumps and bumps but they take these best effort of mine in good spirits without complaint.

Some of my lumps and bumps will press out hopefully!

I think the block looks wonderful with an Asian print.  I think I would like to make a whole quilt from this pattern. Then again, every time I go in the lottery I fall in love with the block involved!  lol

This give you an idea of how the blocks will look put together.  I love the secondary patterns that come out!

Please allow me to introduce you to Bullwinkle the moose, featured in this picture with my daughter, Katie.  My husband waited eighteen months to get this back from the taxidermist but he is very pleased with it.  I can remember stating very firmly that there would never be `dead animals` hanging in my home.  What can I say?  You mellow as you get older!
Just to give you an idea of the size of the moose,  here he is when he came home.  It was quite the job to get him up on the wall, even with three of us!

1 comment:

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Wow. That is a head... Love the blocks you made for the april lottery.