Sunday, February 28, 2010

March

Hello Ladies,

I'm so looking forward to my month!  Thanks in advance for all the blocks!!

I think this month will be easy.  I mailed out fabric to everyone...even those that said they did not need it...I felt it was only fair to send it to all involved. I mailed everyone a fat eighth of Kona Snow and some pieces of Kona solids in varying colors.  The rest is up to you! 

OK, I have chosen 4 blocks to play with the month.

Shoofly
Friendship Star
Liberated Star
and Flying Geese

I do not have a game plan for the quilt ... I'm just hoping that the blocks you send back will inspire me to put together a great twin sized quilt for my son!  As I said before, I am making 2 twin sized quilts for my son's bedroom.  The first is my color wheel quilt...here is a picture in progress:


The other quilt will be made by 'us'. 
I feel that all colors should be represented in the quilt, so don't shy away from any color knowing that the quilt is for my son.  I have used all the colors in the color wheel quilt, so I am sure they will all work together nicely!  The color wheel's background is Kona Snow also.  Feel free to use the Snow as your background fabric, or the dominant fabric, anything goes!

I am inspired by the works of Gwen Marsten and for this quilt, I hope to use some of the techniques she and Freddy Moran use in the their book, Collaborative Quilting.

On each of the envelopes I mailed out, i listed a quilt block for you to make.  I think I sent plenty of fabric to make more than one if time allows, and I promise they are so easy!!  If you want to make a 'liberated' or wonky block, by all means, please do.  Here are some links to making these easy blocks: and an example I have made:

Shoofly: from quilter's cache ( I would prefer blocks be 10.5 finished and smaller)
and About.com



Friendship star:About.com
or at Block Party...here you can find a wonky version...again, Im looking to stay at 10.5 and under.


Liberated star: a nice tutorial is here at Thesillyboodilly's blog. again at 10.5 and under



Flying Geese...super easy block, and I just love it!  Modify Tradition blog has lots of tutorials one for flying geese and a shoo fly too. (I prefer the traditional version of shoo fly)
another tutorial for flying geese is here.  I easily made 16 flying geese with a fat eight of fabric.  Feel free to make your flying geese any size.
 OK ladies, I think that is all.  Please leave a comment with any questions.  Have fun!

6 comments:

Melissa Stramel said...

HOw fun! I'm excited to get started.

Carmen Rigby said...

Oh Jenny thank you! Any one of the blocks you chose will be great to do! Can't wait to see what my block is. I love a mystery! :)

Carmen Rigby said...

Hi Jenny! I got my package today. Yay! I know what I'll be doing tomorrow. ;)

Iva said...

Jenny, your fabrics arrived and soon the geese will be flying :) Need some clarification though. When you say "feel free to make your flying geese any size," do you want a finished block of 10.5 or under? Or do just want individual geese?

Jenny said...

Hi Iva, thanks for asking questions! flying geese I just want individual flying geese. I havent decided if i will block them, or use them as sashing or filler or what, i just love that little block! thanks!

Kim said...

Oooh, I'm glad Iva asked that! Or I would've made a whole block (I'm flying geese too! Yay!) Hopefully will have it done in the next week or two! (I'm aiming for early this time around, lol)