I received confirmation from the Patchwork Posse Quilt Guild that I am officially approved to participate in their block swap.
Time to get started!
Using their courthouse steps pattern I am to make twelve 9 1/2″ square blocks . Before I can get started I must first make my fabric selections. The rules of the swap provided the following guidelines:
no dark and dirty colors
no conversation prints
I rummaged through my stockpiles looking for suitable candidates. After pulling and pairing together multiple fabric choices I finally decided to purchase the fabrics from a local fabric store. Here’s what I came home with
I belong to the online quilt guild called Patchwork Posse. You can find a link to their website here. I first talked about them here.
Patchwork Posse issued an invitation to its members way back in January to join a block swap. Each participant was to make 12 9 1/2″ squares using the pattern Courthouse Steps. Following their specific guidelines the blocks are to be finished and mailed by the end of March.
I bet you’ve already guessed what I’m going to confess.
That’s right, I have signed up to participate. I know, I know, I know! You’re very right! I already have more than enough on my plate but I figure what’s the harm.
If you are like me, it’s very hard to find time to regularly attend monthly quilt guild meetings. Six months out of the year I spend the majority of my days at my Little Cabin In The Woods or visiting friends and relatives. Being away so often makes it darn near impossible to experience a monthly meeting.
On-Line Quilt Group
While reading a post from one of my favorite blogs, Canoe Ridge Creations,I found a link to an online quilt group. The group is organized and presented byPatchwork Posse. The structure is similar to that of a typical quilt group with one exception, it meets online.