Monday, May 21, 2012

Block Exchange

Once a year for the past 11 years, my Calendar Girls group meets to exchange blocks that we then make into quilts we reveal at another meeting at the end of the year. This year our theme was The 4th of July. We were to make 8 blocks that finished 9" square.

 I created this block with a pieced flag which I appliqued on, "Long may she wave" hand-embroidered at the bottom and a wool flagstaff hand-blanket stitched on to give it a little 3-D effect. They were well received.

Here's a photo of the blocks I received in the exchange. Now all I have to do if figure out a great way to display them in a quilt.

Aren't I lucky to be associated with such talented quilters!? Thanks to Judy for allowing me to show this to another wonderful group of quilters from design Wall Monday!

P.S. Long May She Wave!!