At our guild meeting on Tuesday, my first meeting as Past President, I was very excited to be given my "President's Blocks". Last year I was asked what pattern and fabric theme would I like for my blocks so I asked for a Jewel Box block ( just 1/4 of it) and made with bright/dark batiks. I picked out a light batik for the background and this was given to the members to use and they added the batiks. I wanted it to have a scrappy look.
I had to play with the blocks today and this is how it looks all laid out. I LOVE IT!!! Thank you to all the guild members that made a block for me, I will cherish this quilt forever. I hope to have this quilt put together and quilted by the end of the summer.
So on Wednesday I drove 520km to visit my friend Lori for a few days. She use to live here but moved away last fall so it was great to just spend a few days with her. We dyed fabric like mad women and experimented with some new dye colors. Then we designed a Mystery quilt that we will present to both our guilds. As many of our guild members know we are both very opinionated with the way we approach our quilting and our methods are usually very different. It is a total mystery how we work together so well but I will say that we are pretty proud of the project we created and our friendship is still intact. :) We will have the Mystery Quilt fabric requirements ready for the next meeting for those that are wanting to shop for their fabrics soon.
We dyed 28 pieces of fabric....and I left one in her dryer so I am one short.