Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Cross Posting

I already posted this on my blog, but I wanted to add it here also. This is the 2nd month of the virtual quilting bee and it has been a lot of fun so far. I think that it's such a good challenge to take ourselves outside of our comfort zone.

This block has been finished for weeks, but I didn't send it until last week because I was unsure about it. Isn't it funny that everyone seems to be unsure about the blocks they made? It made me feel a bit of relief to know that other people feel the same way. And you know what? I love what everyone else has made and I don't know why that they don't like it. We are all our own worst critics. I just want everyone to know that I think they have all done a terrific job so far.

Just a suggestion, but if the future participants wants a big quilt block, like beyond 10 inches square, can you guys send a wee bit more fabric when you ship out the fabrics? I had difficulty making this last block 14 inches. I barely had enough fabric and I didn't have any similar colors in my fabric collection. Thanks!

5 comments:

Lunden said...

I love this block - it is gorgeous. And I am so sorry about not sending enough fabric. I really had no idea how much to send. Lesson learned- err on the side of extra.

Oiyi said...

Oh don't be sorry, Melissa. I think we are all new at this estimating fabric thing. From this quilting bee, I have learned that blocks really eat up fabric quickly. I am just glad that I was able to make it your size specification.

Tina said...

it's so much fun to see what you all come up with. i really like this block Oiyi! i hope you will post pictures of the finished quilts!

bettyninja said...

Love this block. Great look to it

TLC said...

Very cool block!