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!


6 comments:

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!