Friday, June 22, 2012

"Do Something" game

My 2012 "Do Something" block
One of my monthly quilt groups work on our own projects most of the time. We don't have a formal name but loosely call ourselves "Girl Gang" because we've worked on Jan Patek projects in the past.  It's fun to see the variety of people's projects, and most seem to favor antique and primitive quilts.  I would say everyone is an advanced quilter (especially with appliqué) compared to me.

Our leader, Sandy Z, invites us to her home for a Christmas potluck in December (this year I will post some photos so you can see her wonderful collection of Santas and antique red and green quilts).

She has sets of antique blocks that she has collected over the years, and wants them to find a new home with us. Her "game" is that she gives each of us one of these blocks in a sealed brown paper lunch bag, and tells us we must "do something" with the block before next year's party. We have to bring our project back the next year to show. If we neglect to do anything with the block, we have to give it back.

I can't show you any more about my 2012 block plans (top photo) because we're supposed to keep it secret until the party. But below is last year's project. It started out as three blocks with four "pinwheels" per block.  I took the blocks apart, added Kona Snow strips around each block, squared them up, then added the blue sashing and coral cornerstones. (The person who hand sewed these blocks did a funky double backstitch that was nearly impossible to unsew -- no running stitch for her!).
What I did with the 2011 blocks

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Sounds like a fun idea. Looking forward to seeing all of the quilts from this year. You did a great job with last year's blocks.