Friends are the best part of Quilting

Once upon a time, there was a woman that had a new sewing machine.  She knew she wanted to start quilting, but didn’t know how to do it.  She was very, very excited about all the different ways she could cut up fabric and put it back together again.

This woman has been gone a long time, changing into a woman that quilts every single week and even makes her own patterns from the pieces of fabric that now fill her rooms.

But she will never forget that first website she found with all of the beautiful blocks that were not as intimidating as full size patterns were.

I am stepping a bit outside the normal quilt zone a bit this month.  In my opinion, the best part of becoming a quilter has been the amazing community and friends I have met.  And all of you are some of the very best!!

Now, my sewing space has always been an after thought.  A corner of my bedroom.  But, I want to decorate that space to become a true creative corner, so I need things to hang on the walls.  🙂  That is my plan for the blocks this time around.

I am fairly open to the block choice and the size.  To tie it back to that little story in the beginning, I have picked a few blocks that I like from Quilter’s Cache.  Feel free to choose from them or browse and pick one of your own.  I have linked a handful of them below.

For colors.  I love my tertiary range.  Teal, Chartruese, Plum, Magenta, Burnt Orange, Golden Yellow.  Along those lines.  For backgrounds: White, Black, or Grey in solid or tone-on-tone (ish) would be great.  Here is a color palette page I have started.

ColorsI “borrowed” this photo.

As a little extra, if you want to include a label of sorts for me to add to the back I would be so appreciative.  Hand written or your regular label would be amazing (nothing fancy needed)!  I want the wall to be filled with friends and I will be making sure I add the labels to the back when I quilt them so I know where each one came from.

Here are some of the blocks I like from Quilter’s Cache – no need to limit yourself to these, but it will give you an idea & it is the styles I like, NOT the colors 😉

Blooming SquaresChain LinksCrown and StarStar and ChainRed HerringMineral WellsGalaxy StarEyes of MarchEight Pointed Star4

I really hope you enjoy making a block that suits you.  Like I said.  Any size, any block, any color.  I cannot wait to fill my wall with all the pretties!  🙂

 

4 thoughts on “Friends are the best part of Quilting

  1. It’s so fun to see what you all are making. I love your color palette, and it will be fun to see what the group creates for you. I might make a block anyway, because it looks like so much fun!

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  2. Good Morning! I love the title of this post, and immediately thought Amen to that. What a fun idea – I look forward to seeing some of the blocks you receive! Happy Saturday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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