Wednesday, 15 April 2009

SewConnected3 - March

I haven't blogged for a while as we've has the Easter holidays and we went to visit my sister in Eastbourne. DD returns to school next week so I'll be back at my machine with a vengence!!

I just thought I'd update you on how the
SewConnected3 Quilting Group is coming along.

We are a group of 18 quilters brought together on Flickr. Each month one member (or in our case sometimes 2) send out some fabric to each of the others. They then each make a 12.5" square block (or 2) within the month and send back.

At the end of the process we will all have enough blocks to make a complete quilt.

For our first month March, Sew-do-I and Rocklilly's fabrics took centre stage.

Sew-do-I who lives in Thailand, gave us freedom to do whatever we wanted with her fabrics.
Scouring the web, I found I liked and although it was tough to do - and my slighlty wrong calculations resulted in me having to add a small border to make it the right size, I am pleased with the results.
I had enough fabric left to make a second - much simpler block - made from triangles.
Rocklilly lives in Australia and wanted a square within a square block.
I felt the Amy Butler Mermaid fabric she included needed to be highlighted, so I made this the centre of the block and included as much as I had.
Both blocks have arrived back to their respective owners, and I'm now working on April's block - but more of that another time!!


  1. This sounds exactly like a quilting bee.
    Your squares look great, I really love that beautiful Amy Butler fabric.

    I'd love to be a part of a quilting group like you wrote about if you happen to know any starting soon?

  2. I like the idea of your quilting group. It sounds like a lot of fun. It must be cahallenging not knowing what fabric you'll be working with.