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Thursday, June 23, 2011

What, another challenge?

or two!
I'm in a local group called "The Little Group"  we meet a couple of times a month and always have a blast!  A few months ago Colleen, one of our very well organized and creative members decided we should do a "Cooperation" project.  Each of us was to cut 120 2.5" squares, keep 60 for ourselves and bring the rest to a meeting where we would put them in the pot, and take turns pulling some out, until we were each back at 120 squares in total. 
We were then to put all the squares into a bag and then pull them out and stitch them together in the order that we pulled them.  The original idea was to piece them all together into one big unit that you could then border as you wanted and end up with a small quilt.  Most of us decided to do some type of variation on that.  Oh we ended up with some amazing quilts - but of course, I didn't get any pictures of the others.  I will see if I can get some from the ladies who were snapping them and show you!  We ended up with 9 patches and snowballs and applique and yoyos - some dimensional HSTs, wonderful settings and borders, and even a bag!  It was great fun!

Baby Love quilting
Mine has become a baby quilt that will be going to a work colleague expecting her second child
Baby love quilt

Oh, and the second challenge?  Well one of the members of our group is the owner of my LQS  The Needle & I quilt Shop and Sewing Centre, and she thought it sounded like a great idea, so she's doing a similar  challenge through the store - more 2 1/2" squares in my future!

Happy quilting!


Lisa said...

Great idea! And your quilt is very cool. Any chance of a tute on that?

Kim S said...

What a fun idea!! And a great baby gift... love it!

Vicki Miller said...

Gorgeous colour for a baby! - now that sounds like a great challenge for our tiny group

dutchcomfort said...

Love the idea and love your mini, the quilted hearts are gorgeous!

Joan said...

Love the quilt - great idea :)

Lisa said...

cute idea!

Renate said...

Wonderful cheery colours for the baby quilt and as always the quilting is stunning.