Our quilting guild does a Block of the Month (BOM) mini-challenge kinda thing for every monthly guild meeting.
If you make a block and turn it in, you can put your name in the running, and you might win all the blocks. I've only participated once before, but this time, I not only liked the concept, I had time to make one! There's a winning combination right there!
The challenge this month is: any design, 12.5 inches square, using only red, white, and black.
I had lots of ideas, but settled on a traditional Bear's Paw. I think it's very effective with these colors, and there's a bonus in that it goes with the scrappy Underground Railroad blocks I'm slowly but surely making.
So I made two blocks. I'll turn in this one:
And keep this one:
All together now (so far):
A part of me would love to win all the blocks, because I want to make a queen-sized quilt for my bed out of these colors, and extra blocks would make it easier and quicker. But a part of me wants to do all the blocks myself. So, I win either way. I would like to carry that attitude into all areas of my life!