Friday, July 26, 2013

Special Friends

Shortly after my husband passed away in January, some special friends presented me with an assortment of miniature quilt blocks.  They were stacked in a pretty wooden box and I enjoyed just taking them out to look at or to show to others.  I decided this week that it was TIME to put them together.

You know how it is, I had to get AROUND TO IT.  Well, I have one:


There were 10 little blocks, an awkward number to work with.  I decided to make a block with our name - "Sew Bee It" is the name of the group, a sub-group of the Tar River Piecemakers Quilters Guild (Rocky Mount, NC).  I cut a freezer paper stencil with a single edge razor blade.  The color was applied with a stencil brush - acrylic paint with fabric medium added.  Then I made a pieced block of my own (the tulip in the basket).

I had already decided how to set the blocks together.  NONE OF THEM were the same size!  I had used this same scheme when I put my improv log cabin blocks together a couple of weeks ago.  Over-sized strips are added to two sides of each block, they are pressed well, then cut to a uniform size.  I love how it all turned out.  Now, one more little project to quilt.

I hope that some of those special friends are looking in today and will see the progress I am making with their blocks.  Thanks to:  Dawn, Mandy, Terri (2), Gayle, Wendy, Angela, Kathy, Martha and Sandy.



Sally Hamilton said...

Lori - this is really adorable!

Anonymous said...

Lori, you did a fantastic job putting all our uniqueness together in a beautiful quilt. You are so talented.... And so loved!