When this quilting group started, I must admit that I didn't want to do it. I felt intimidated by the expert quilters and also felt rusty, as I had not quilted in years. Well, in the past year since starting this swap, I have created my first quilt top, created numerous handbags (and zipper pouches!), and am working on Block 9 of my Kate Spain 12 Days of Christmas Block-of-the Month program. And, of course, I bought my wonderful Bernina Aurora to replace my 10-year old inexpensive Singer, an investment that has really paid off.
I can't wait to see the beautiful quilts revealed tomorrow. I will take a lot of pictures and share these on the blog. In the meantime, I'm posting two of the blocks that I created for my fellow quilters' blocks. I'm kicking myself that I didn't take a picture of all twelve that I made. But at least I took pictures of the last couple!
This is a picture of my first attempt at pinwheels. I am considering an all-pinwheel quilt for my next project.
The square above was inspired by Jen's recent post (at Miss Punkie Pie ) on the layer cake blocks. I really liked her selection of fabrics and found the pattern at Moose on the Porch Quilts' "Layer Cake Quilt Along." I did make a slight change to the order of the fabric in the squares with the rectangles. I'd like to say it was intentional, but really, I just made a mistake and thought it looked pretty even if it doesn't exactly follow the pattern. I'm curious to see if the recipient will like it!
Tomorrow is going to be a lot of fun...