|My 2012 "Do Something" block|
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|