|Sandal by Bertie|
I like how she used a button and black embroidery floss to make this block sing! She also used Asian prints and when I was president she and her sisters organized a super fun retreat that was themed Asian Elegance. Thanks, Bertie!
I still have a little project to make with some 2 1/2" squares that came from the retreat. . .I will get to it once I finish some other projects first!!
|Heart by Anne|
Anne was a co-chair of the outreach committee with Rosanne. Those two ladies were so organized. The summer before their term began, they consulted with the charity/comfort quilt committee and selected, cut and kitted their projects for the year! I enjoyed attending one of their monthly events and wished I could have attended more of them because it was totally fun.
They each made me the same block and I plan to quilt Rosanne's block just like Anne's. Vertically, in between the polka dots, I quilted two straight lines about a 1/4" apart. You can't see it in this photo, but it is there!
|Juggler by Virginia|
Virginia's block just made me smile! In our life, it seems we are always juggling something!! When I saw all those "balls" it reminded me of activities I use to do and of activities I want to do so I decided to add more balls. Most of the balls are the same size; but, sometimes ideas start out smaller so there are a few different sizes.
Virginia paints, dyes fabrics and probably hasn't met a technique she hasn't tried! Thanks Virginia for sharing your creativity with me!
|Modern Cross by Sandie|
Sandie is another quilter who paints and she paints the most wonderful florals. Her depth of shading really draws the viewer's eye into her work. She is loves having fun and celebrating life. Sadly for me, she and her new husband are moving to a warmer climate; but I am happy for all the new joys she is going to experience. She will be a friend forever!
I quilted a variety of backgrounds behind the block and quilted a little on the block as well. To divide the background, I used the seam lines on the cross.
|In the Swim Cross by Kathy|
I quilted just inside the stitching line on the waves and filled in the background with a simple horizontal line here and there.
|"Jantzen" logo like diver by Sandi|
Where Sandi found the fabric to broderie perse appliqué this diver, I don't know! I also like how she used that rescue buoy fabric to create interest. I quilted the same horizontal water stipple that I did in Lynn C's block. In this example, you hardly see the silk thread.
I've still more blocks to go. I've been treating each block as a mini quilt and that has made the process fun! I'm thinking that I should name this quilt "42 Minis!"