Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Few Firsts

Happy Sunday!!
   Today I will be attending my first Mod Conn Quilter's Guild meeting, being hosted by Jackie of Canton Village Quiltworks.  The group was first formed this spring, and I believe this is their 3rd or maybe 4th meeting.  I am looking forward to interacting with some quilters in real life, as opposed to "virtually" on the blogosphere.
   For the meeting, attendees are bringing a 12 1/2" square block in orange.  Jackie posted her beautiful orange block here.  I've been wanting to try out Aneela Hooey's crazy scrappy block tutorial  from her comfortstitching blog for a while, and this gave me a great excuse to give it a try.
   Here's my rendition:
   Mind you, it took me close to 2- 2 1/2 hours to do just this one block!  (Not sure of the actual cumulative time-- I worked on it in little spurts between yesterday and today.  I hope that if I do another one in the future, it doesn't take me quite so long!)   Most of my scraps are strips and I am sorely lacking in orange.  I started with the fussy cut butterfly in the middle and the orange scrap on it's right (which is the fabric I selected for the Rainbow Fabric Charm Swap.  And then it went from there... a variety of Kaffee Fassett, Aunt Grace Authentics (1930s reproductions), a batik or two and some miscellaneous fat quarters.  
   Anyway, the block was a fun "first".  And now I'm off to my "first" modern guild meeting-- I hope it will be just as fun!  I'll report back to you tomorrow!


Judith said...

Love your block, esp. the cute butterfly in the middle. Have fun at your meeting. Jxo

Iowa Sunshine said...

nice work, elisa -- i can see where it would take awhile given the intricate work. well worth it when it looks so beautiful! keep going :)

Helen said...

It looks fantastic. Like the orange & the creativity in this block. I think I might see some more in the near future! Did you join a virtual class?

Jackie said...

It was fabulous in person! So glad that you came!!

LynCC said...

That's a really pretty block!

Pamela Nees said...

Very nice block~ you did a great job!