Monday, August 03, 2009

Quilt Retreat - Friendship Blocks

Only two more days until I leave for the FAB retreat!

We had decided some time ago to do a friendship block exchange. Every participant explained to the group what they would like for their friendship block and each person in the group was to make a block following those guidelines.

The first block I made was a Wonky Star for Pat. Pat requested a blue star on a yellow background. I picked a turquoise blue - my favorite blue right now because it reminds me of Arizona. Hopefully, the link to Arizona will help Pat remember which block is mine. This was my first ever attempt at wonky anything so I am not so sure I got it right, but IIWII! Since I was already in a wonky frame of mind, I decided to push on to the second block which was also to be wonky. This wonky house is for Cher. Cher said it didn't have to look like our house; we were just to have fun with it. There are some things in this block that are taken from my house - the cat in the window, the red door, and the red maple in the yard. This was only my second attempt at anything wonky. I am not so sure I got it right, but once again, IIWII.
The next block was not really a block at all. We were to make block parts using Pam's favorite fabric: ME. I went through my small stash of ME fabric to find the piece that had the most green in it. Green is my favorite colour so of course, I had to have green in my block. I believe Pam is going to assemble the parts we give her into a piece to frame for her kitchen wall. Cute idea!
The last block is for Linda. Linda had shown us her block which had pink, purple, and green in it so we could get some hints of the colours she was looking for. Of course, I had to make my block green! If you double click on the picture, you might be able to see the words and the drawings of the cats on the fabric. Green and cats--yup that is me!



I still have a few more strips to cut for the Strip Twist project we are going to be working on at retreat so I had better get back at it. Thursday will be here before we know it!


4 comments:

Linda_J said...

They look wonderful, Norma--even if you don't "do" wonky. IIWII for sure!

You two drive carefully and see you at FD Friday at 2!

Queenmothermamaw said...

I love these. I hope maybe I will get more quilting in in the winter.
thanks for all your help.
QMM

Pat said...

oooohlala! very nice job on all the Friendship blocks/parts :)

see you Friday at FD. Drive safe. :)

Mary said...

I bet you all are going to have a great time and you did a good job with the wonky star! I have one of those on my list.