I have been participating in Block Lotto for almost a year. I was delighted to win these beautiful liberated rose blocks in my second month. I have recently had my second win-another flower related block(modern clover). I am looking forward to creating another lovely quilt.
This is my first 8 weeks of Quilty 365. This will be linked back to http://quiltyfolk.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/january-quilty-365-linkup.html
I started my blocks on November 1st and have decided to sew them together in 2 week strips. I am thinking that I will end up with too many blocks to make a well proportioned quilt so may have to incorporate the last few months into the backing -we will see how it progresses. My blocks are 4.5" square and I am varying the size of my circles. I am using scrap pieces of my low value fabrics for the background -even piecing many of the background squares to use up smaller scrap pieces. As I do a lot of scrap quilting and love working with tiny scraps of fabric I am also making some of my circles scrappy.
I belong to a private facebook group of 50 fellow quilters and several of us are playing along with this project.
A couple of weeks ago I took part in my first ever quilt class. It was run by Gloria Loughman http://www.glorialoughman.com/.
I thoroughly enjoyed the class and am delighted with what I have produced. I am not going to bind it but rather put facings on the back as Gloria taught us. This was the first time I had used a walking foot.
There were 20 in the class and we all produced very different pieces. I am noe keen to get her books and try some of her other methods of constructing quilts.