|45 of the finished quilts - boyfriend added for scale.|
I still need to photograph all of the finished quilts and we will have a summary blog post over on the MMQG blog, if you want to see the quilts close-up. It has been a learning experience, but also a heart-warming one and I sincerely hope that these quilts will convey our love and support to the recipients.
In other non-house block related news, I've gotten sucked into the Freshly Pieced 2017 Summer Sampler. I have a soft spot for HST star blocks so this pattern is right up my alley :D I don't know that I will make every single star pattern they include (there are a number of fiddly paper-pieced ones), but I've got scrap bins that are bursting at the seams so I've been making some scrappy Alchemy Stars to start with:
This is putting me in the mood to work on an upcoming project for the MMQG (we are on summer break until September). We're trying a skillbuilder challenge that will take place throughout the year with a new block by a different guild member each month. I am doing HST star blocks in the winter, so it's a great excuse to bookmark a million and one different patterns and sew up some examples! Now that the summer break is here, and the QC project is wrapped up, I hope to finally dig into some of my own projects for a change... it has been ages since I've worked on anything for myself! Time for some selfish sewing :)