I’m about to do my first public challenge block. I’ve done challenges before, but never one that anybody else saw but me. I’m pretty excited to give it a try.
The challenge is for next year’s Georgetown Quilt and Stitchery show, sponsored by Handcrafts Unlimited. HU sells hand made items for seniors; a clearinghouse for them to display and sell their wares. And, I think they all have to take a turn working at the shop. Anyway, they do a challenge every year and you buy the fabric from them for next to nothing and make any block you want and turn it in. They judge and there’s a first prize. They keep the blocks and use them for a future fundraiser.
I like that. We’ve been attending this show for years and there are beautiful quilts and it’s always well attended. The day we picked up the fabric was the first time I’d been in the store. It was really nice. I could have spent a lot longer, looking at the cool handmade items that were reasonably priced. We will likely be there again sometime.
Here are the fabrics.
Maybe it’s just me being influenced by that Jubilee Quilt I started when I turned 50 and now can’t make myself work on, but whenever I see batiks matched out like this, I think Mariner’s Compass blocks. And, I won’t even have to do any research because I have, like 36 patterns printed off that I was going to use in the Jubilee Quilt…and do we now understand why that’s so hard to pick up and work on. Maybe this block will inspire me.
It’s Friday. It’s a good thing. I’m very tired. I have a huge project that needs completing today. Or, over the weekend and I really don’t want to do that.
Go Malala!!!! Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner! What a wonderful and inspirational young woman. I wonder if she’d come here and talk personally to my student about the importance of education. Her book is next on my reading list.
Have a great Friday and a great weekend. I’m catching up on blogs I haven’t read this week. And, speaking of, I’ve tried to follow some of my followers lately and there is no button to add you to my dashboard to follow. That’s really handy for some of us old timers that still use that button to follow folks.