SAMQG Block of the Month
I’m loving my new quilt guild so far! The San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild sure knows how to make a girl feel welcome. I jumped right in and grabbed a kit for the October Block of the Month. The block is based on and Elizabeth Hartman block, I believe. Can you believe they give you a fabric kit to work with? How awesome is that?!?! Not only are they fabrics I don’t own and wouldn’t normally buy, but whomever wins the pile of blocks will be assured that all the fabrics match and will look great in a finished quilt.
I went to work the next day, after my first guild meeting. I thought if I waited, I might forget to make the block, or forget the specifics which were announced at the meeting. I know you know what I’m talking about….
The longer, fatter strips were used without cutting, to give me enough fabric to make 3 total stripes. Hopefully, that doesn’t bust the rules. We shall see. Then I went on to add the strips into the background, one at a time- wonkily. Ah, another great adverb. Wonkily.
Last thing to do would be trim it to the required 12 1/2″ (unfinished) for the big drawing next month. For now I have it pinned on my design wall, in hopes that I don’t misplace it as I continue to unpack/paint in new the studio space.