2011 Block of the Month – Intown style

January 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’m starting to feel like I am getting back in the saddle again. I’ve been good about making time for myself to sew, quilt, etc. and I’m going to start teaching classes at Intown in February. I’ll only be there one Saturday a month but being around other quilters is something I love whether I’m teaching or working (or let’s face it – just hanging out). The shop has been a place of refuge for me for years. And a source of some great friends, too.  Oh, and great fabric. Did I mention that before? Lots and lots of great fabric.

Last November I approached Sarah about teaching a Block of the Month this year. I’ve done it in years past but I knew having a new person at home would put a cramp in my style. While at Fall Quilt Market in Houston, Sarah, Taffy and Mary decided to participate and offer the Michael Miller Clubhouse Block of the Month at Intown. The quilt is a bit of a different style for the shop, but different isn’t always bad. It’s fresh, though there is a lot of white, but that seems to be the new “thing” these days.

Because we are the way we are, Taffy decided to put a spin on the quilt. She pieced the center block, the baskets and some of the pieced triangles. Then she broke her wrist. ick. So I grabbed all the parts and assembled the center.

In addition to the center block being pieced, and it having a green border instead of pink, I changed out the four corners to a pieced block. In all honesty we weren’t huge fans of the bird fabric. I used the lighter pink that’s already used in the center and made the same block on the four points that’s in the border of the quilt. I know it doesn’t make sense now but it will once you see the completed top. The borders are entirely pieced and I’m certain it’ll take me a while to complete. Unlike the center of the quilt, I’m not rushed for time.

Class starts Saturday, February 12th at 10 am. Spaces are filling fast! Hope to see you there!

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