Monday, January 19, 2009

A new year of my friendship group begins. Once again we are swapping a 10 inch square of fabric each month and I have decided to make mine into Ohio Stars which I will alternate with nine patches for the quilt. All very scrappy. Hopefully I will use up some of the many 5 and 6 inch charm squares I have as well as left overs from other quilts.

As well members are taking turns in supplying a pattern each month. Our challenge is to make something interesting other than the ordinary sampler quilt which many of us made as our first quilt. Our first blocks are a Jacobs Ladder and a Pinwheel Star. I have many metres of plain white very fine homespun which was purchased for a Baltimore Quilt. I have made a few blocks but I just know I am not going to do as many as I originally planned so am using it for the block challenge along with red and blue. I will try and put some of the blocks up as I do them.