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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Quilting Group

This was my first quilt. And my only quilt. I didn't really have to learn a lot. Just cut a bunch of rectangles, sew them into strips, and then sew white strips in between and around.  I really enjoyed making this quilt.

Yesterday, the ladies group at church (Relief Society) had a quilt group night.  I was a bit nervous for a couple reasons. 
1. Since we've moved to Wisconsin, I've found a job. My husband watches both kids while I am at work all day and leaving for two more hours in the evening would be kind of unfair to him.
2. I haven't quilted a lot. Much less in a group setting.

We (Tiffany and I) arrived and we were the first one's there.  What a relief. I didn't have to show everyone all at once that I am still a novice!  Tiffany and Laurie (the lady in charge) started talking blocks.  Way over my head.  

We were learning a Woven Twist Block.  A whaty-what what?  We learned how to do a partial seam and this is how my block turned out:

Its a little ske-wompy, but I was mostly happy with how it turned out.  I used fabric from my stash. (you might notice the brown fabric is the binding in the first quilt). 

We were supposed to make two blocks. One for a charity quilt with blocks from everyone from the group that goes all onto a quilt and then to a place like a hospital or a red cross.  I only was able to finish one block, but I plan on making more and putting them all together into a quilt.

I don't think that all my fabric is going to match because I don't have much of this left and because I'm hoping not to have to buy any for the quilt blocks each month. 

Monday, July 4, 2011



Happy Fourth of July!

And now, for the winner.
Drumroll please!

Congratulations to Katie!

Thank you to everyone who entered and good luck on the next giveaway!

~Melissa and Tiffany