Hello all, Mary Ellen here.
What a busy time it has been! It seems I haven’t been able to sit down for more than a few minutes until after dinner and a dog walk, and when I do I promptly doze off! I think it’s a sign of something-and don’t you dare say old age!
I can’t believe we’re in the last month of our Quilt-a-long! I am working on directions for our last block, an easy variation on the timeless Friendship Star. I am planning to give your directions for a 4 inch, 6 inch and 12 inch finished block and a few possible layouts. I know that not everyone was in love with the first block-that paper-pieced star-and I hear tell that the block # 5 gave a few quilters fits as well. So sorry but perhaps you’ve exercised those quilting muscles a bit. Remember there were practically no rules or guidelines for this effort so whatever blocks you made–Great! You can finish them up any way you wish–runners, pillow tops, hangings, or perhaps even a quilt. I will propose some simple layouts for 4 or 5 or 6 blocks but remember it’s totally up to you. Perhaps we can share finished blocks or tops at our guild holiday get together in December–notice I said blocks or tops, not quilts. If you get your project quilted and totally completed you will be a superstar. Let’s just have the fun of seeing what everyone has made.
Last block and layouts coming soon!