Sunday, March 20, 2016

Second meeting of our Town Quilt Project

This afternoon, I was bound for the grange hall again, for the second meeting of our raffle quilt group.  (I finally thought to ask what we're raising money for, because that's probably important, but hey - we're making a quilt.  Who needs more than that?  Anyway, it's for the Kids' Summer Program, which is an excellent cause.)
Decisions were made for due dates, and there were stacks of fabric all over the table - some brought for sharing and some brought to be okayed for quilts.  (For several of them, this is their first experience with quiltmaking.  We who've been quilting a while welcome them to the Dark Side fold.
We're making 12" blocks using fall colors, with the pattern being quilter's choice.  I've already got one done (a star, of course) -


and my sister-in-law had two done, which I didn't think to get a picture of despite the fact I had my camera right in my pocket.  Duh.
The quilt is officially in motion, and somehow my sister-in-law, my cousin, and I ended up being the ones who'll do the sashing and assembly.  I'm not sure how that happened.  At one point, I simply found myself nodding my head in agreement, and that was that.
Hey, it's going to be fun, right?

So, meeting over, I headed for my studio to get a little sewing in.
I had to make this pig.  Just had to.


Is it just me, or does he look like he's wearing an earring?

And while I had that fabric out, I cut HSTs for my Jacks block





and for a Buckeye Beauty.


And what's one good Buckeye without another?


I occurs to me that if I was as organized as I pretend to be, I would have mentioned yesterday that whenever I've got that Easy Angle ruler in my hand, I cut some extra triangles to throw on the monkey pile.


Because with the weather getting warmer, the monkeys are starting to swarm again...



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13 comments:

tubakk said...

Ha, ha, here is my pig's girlfriend, for sure. She's got an earring, I can clearly see that. Of course she must impress the male.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Love all your purple blocks, and how you can make several different kinds of blocks with your fabric in one sitting! I know I am late to this party, but can you tell me more about your monkey blocks? Is there a pattern or tutorial for them somewhere? Every time I see them I want to make one (or possibly many)! I'm sure I could figure the block out, but it's always so mice to have the correct measurements!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Always love the pigs. The other purples are lovely as well and my only conclusion is that you and your relatives were somehow hypnotized during the meeting ? :)

Sally T said...

It looks like your piglet is wearing a frilly dress. Probably not a good idea for a pig. And I'm glad to know you have a new project...I was thinking you were falling behind.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Piggy has an earing and a frilly dress.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Hurray for more monkeys. Making some of those blocks are still on my list. Thanks for sharing all your pretty blocks with Oh Scrap!

Scrap and quilts said...

Oh I love your star ... it's orange!! :^D Isn't that called 54-40 or fight or something like that? anywho I love it! And piglette, too cute. If you want another generation of pigs to do have to invite the sows in lol. Beautiful purple fabric, earrings or not! Enjoy the new project. ;^)

Vireya said...

Good luck with putting the blocks together. It is always a challenge to assemble blocks made by multiple people. Hope it doesn't have you tearing your hair out!

Libby in TN said...

I'm with Vireya, group quilts can be challenging. It should be lovely in fall colors.

Jennie in GA said...

You get way too much done. No wonder you were awarded the prize of finishing the raffle quilt!!!

Vic in NH said...

Eeek, monkey fever season!! The star is way too nice to give away, so you should try to make another one.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That is one pretty pig.

Cathy said...

Sounds like a wonderful quilt in the making for the Summer program. And good for you for bringing some folks to the dark side! It will keep them off the streets and out of trouble.

Looks like it's off to an awesome start with some of your star power.