Preparations are underway for our Quilt Guild show in the fall. I plan to participate in the boutique, and to help as a scribe on judging day.
We're already putting together gift baskets to raffle off for fundraising, and we're going to be doing some 10-inch by 10-inch mini-quilts for that as well.
But once I heard about it, I was tempted. I had just finished making this, and I was thinking, it's the perfect size. But it was a lot of work to make that cat in the middle. Do I really want to give it away? Hm.
The answer to that keeps sounding suspiciously like, "No."
As in, "No, not in a million years, are you kidding?!"
So I thought, I'll just make another type of block, a really simple one, and donate that.
I put this together in two or three hours, thinking, "I'm using up all these scraps, isn't this great?"
Well, dang it, it is great, and I like it too much! Can I bear to part with it? Or do I want to make a bunch more and make at least a lap-sized quilt?!
The answer is veering towards, yes, make more blocks!
Meanwhile, every month, the guild has a Block of the Month (BOM) challenge. For every block you make, you put your name into the basket, and then there's a drawing, and you can win all the blocks. I don't always participate, but since my friend Elisa was going to do it, her enthusiasm sucked me into that vortex as well. Plus, we love the name of this pattern: Contrary Wife. Who can resist?
This block is for the month of May, really easy to make. And I used up more scraps!
I also got inspired to make a bunch more out of charity fabric, so when that's done, I really will donate it. I promise.
I mean, it's their fabric. Even greedy little fabricaholic me can't condone keeping something made from charity fabric!