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!