Sunday, March 15, 2009

Blocks for Guild

The new Guild that the quilt shop is starting is getting together some BOMs, but we are trying something different. I have been chosen (Lucky Me ...NOT) to be one of the members to help start this new system. I have to come up with kits that people will be able to take with them on Tuesday night (I know ... nothing like waiting until the last minute!) to make a block for a Friendship quilt for me. Ugh!! I even told them to keep my name out so that I wouldn't be chosen for the first set.

NO, they said, YOU WON'T BE CHOSEN!

They must not have seriously thought about all the things that my name gets picked for! A $100 gift certificate for the shop. An overnight in a hotel along with dinner coupons, movie tickets and wine. Gift certificates from online stores. And that was just in 3 months last year!

So, of course, my name was chosen.

Last year, a local shop was having a moving sale. I bought about 3 yards of this fabric.


Sometimes I like the fabric. Sometimes I don't. I haven't done anything with it. The colors are lovely. Right up my alley, actually. And since there is so much of it, I decided that it would be perfect for these kits.

What I am thinking about doing is putting a healthy strip of fabric in each kit with instructions to use a beige or light tan as background and using this fabric to make a star. Any kind of star, but a star. The block should be 12" finished and I am thinking that 20 blocks would be nice. Then, I could put them in a setting with sashings and a brown inner border and maybe the teal for an outer border. But that is getting a little ahead of myself.

Any thoughts? Any other restrictions or guidance I should include for the kits? I'm sort of flying by the seat of my pants here....


Moneik said...

What a great way to use a fabric you like, but don't know what to do with. This will be interesting to see how it turns out.

Jen said...

I don't know what to tell you but I LOVE the fabric!!!