We handed out blocks to all the Guild members when they renewed their memberships. These are some that I made.
Our committee has also been busy preparing for our program starting in September.
We decided to restart the block of the month program and each committee member took on the task of finding a block , making sure we have permission to use it and provide instructions for making it. The guild members will get instructions for making the block in our newsletter so they can make the block using their own scraps/stash, or they can pick up a block kit and use guild fabrics.
I had already asked Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado if we could use her Medallion Log Cabin Block and as she had agreed I was first up.
I made the two sample blocks shown here to be used as examples in the guild newsletter.
In addition to sending photos to the newsletter co-ordinator I wrote a small article with a link to Tanya's tutorial, and I made a one page instruction sheet to go in with the blocks. On Friday we got together and cut the fabrics for the block kits.
But that's not all. I have a couple of quilts made over the last couple of years that I'm finishing up.
This is a close up of one block of a quilt that I've quilted in straight lines that mimic the shape of the wonky wedges. This is a very busy quilt so I went for simplicity. It has a border of the lighter fabric on the left and I'm planning to free motion wonky squares like the ones in the fabric. This will be a challenge for me, so I might change my mind if it doesn't go well.
I also put the borders on this quilt and will be practicing free motion loops on it.
And just so you know I have a life outside of the community outreach committee here is a photo of Dwight and I at my friend M.J.'s hippy themed wedding we attended on Saturday.
We don't look very hippy do we? Some people went all out and looked like they were at Woodstock. I'm linking up to Let's Bee Sewcial at Sew Fresh Quilts, and W.I.P. Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.