Wednesday, 24 June 2015

First Quilt Block Designs

My local guild had our year end potluck lunch meeting. It was delicious! So many good things and not a calorie in sight. Well none that I saw.
We also had elections, I was treasurer and decided to step down after two years in the position. I was so happy someone actually wanted to be treasurer. Woo Hoo!!!!!!!! 
That excitement was short lived however. I am now on the program committee and the new VP. I knew I should have hidden under the table.

A Self Portrait 


There are five members on the program committee, and they want to do a BOM this coming year. So someone has to design one. Wish me luck.
I usually don't follow a pattern when I make a quilt. I guess there's a first time for everything.
I don't have EQ but I do have graph paper and my digital programs ie: Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop.

Double Star

I have been busily working on on some blocks, I have 9 so far and need twelve. I also need to write up the pattern instructions for each block.  I have even made some blocks using some pink scraps. With four granddaughters I'm sure this quilt won't be at grandma's for too long.

Double Cross Block


I don't know if the block above has a name or not. I haven't seen one like it, but that doesn't mean someone else hasn't made one before me. I'm calling it Double Cross.
This has been fun but scary also.

 Have you done anything you've been afraid of doing but have enjoyed at the same time?


9 comments :

Tish Stemple said...

I think I'm getting ready to take on one of those challenges. Our local theater group will be performing the musical called Quilters this summer. They have asked my quilt guild to help make the needed 36 inch quilted blocks. I have been asked to help quilt and bind the blocks. This will be the first time I have quilted something that I have not pieced. I know I'll love every minuet of it, but I'm so afraid they will not like what I choose to do or I will mess something up.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh good luck with your BOM program for your guild!! I really like the double cross block you created, and I personally haven't seen something like it before.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Loved your sketch . I have hidden under the table many times , especially in work . Generally found though ! Good luck with the block of the month

canuckquilter said...

From what you have shown us, you're doing a fabulous job so far. I love that Double Cross.

JanineMarie said...

Wow, that is a big task! Looks like you've got a good handle on it, though. I really like your Double Cross block.

Allison said...

Looks like you are getting inspired by the challenge! I hope it's something that really brings the group together - it's always lovely to see blocks made in different colourways.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

checked your blog again today, and smiled all over again at your little cartoon

Sandra Walker said...

Oh you made me shiver when I read this...I was VP for my guild one year and with that came organizing retreats...twice a year! Retreats with a mystery, and a block swap...before that I wrote the newsletter for 2 years...you should have hidden under the table! Kudos to you for venturing out of your comfort zone though, and great block, haven't seen it. Where are you? I think you are pretty close to me. :-)

Lara B. said...

Cindy you sure made me laugh with your short lived elation over stepping down from being treasurer and then finding yourself program committee VP and BOM designer instead. It looks like you are doing a terrific job though and congratulations!