We are getting ready for our quild’s annual quilt retreat. Donna and I are on the planning committee and this is our 4th year. We all have been soooooooo successful in that we now have 2 sessions with ~40 people in the 1st session and ~35 in the second.
One of the activities is a quilt block raffle. We all make a 12 1/2″ block in the designated colors and get one raffle ticket for each block you turn in. We hang the block on cloths line in the main meeting room and on our final night, we raffle off the blocks.
Last month’s block
For our session, the colors were pink and grey. Last month I made one block but while shopping this week, I found a really fun pink fabric so I decide to made another block.
We have a really good book (recommended by a friend) that is full of 12 1/2″ blocks and we use it every year for making blocks.
I picked out a nice star block to make and last night I created this disaster.
Close-up of disaster block
Proof that I really can do a traditional blocks with perfect points.
Now I’m really more of an Art quilter, but I have made traditional quilts (like this quilt where all my points are perfect).
It’s been a while since I made traditional star block but I really created a disaster (and it only took me 1.5 hrs to create this messy masterpiece).
To compound things, our Bee’s 2019 project is all about Star blocks (more about that in a later post).
I was bummed. Over some Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate (only the best for quilting disasters), Donna found another block in the book and said I needed to make it. It’s called “HAPPY” and would make me happy again. LOL.
So, this morning I was back at the cutting board and sewing machine to make me HAPPY.
Here is my “Happy” block.
Competed HAPPY block
Now I have two blocks to enter into the raffle.
The disaster block hit the trash bin after I photographed it.