Guess what I was doing at 3:30 am this morning? Binding a quilt! Yep, lost sleep around 2:30 am and, after a while, decided it was a waste of time staying awake in bed. So, here is my finished beauty:
I love it! The block I made is on the top left (strawberries). All the other blocks were made by friends from our quilt guild. Their work is amazing, and 27 of us ended up with a beautiful quilt… Blocks were done using different techniques: machine embroidery, hand applique, machine applique, paper piecing. Buttons, yo-yos, ric-rac embellished some of the blocks. Their creativity was amazing! Worth staying up for, don’t you think?
If you belong to a quilt guild, this is a great idea for the upcoming year. All ladies who sign up pick a block of their choosing, then make as many as there are ladies participating. There are no guidelines as to which technique to use, and the theme is Garden. Make a list of what each person decides to make so as to not have repetition (if you wish). At the end of the year, line up all the blocks on a long table, and each person takes one of each pile. Then, race to have the quilt finished (I am a laggard, as it took me 9 months to get to it!!!).
Gotta find the right spot to hang this quilt asap!
Have a productive day!