Monday, July 23, 2012

Beginner's Luck

My quilting life has been full of first lately.

  • My first blog
  • My first bee
  • My first swap
  • My first experience shipping internationally
  • My first custom's form
As I mentioned in my previous post, I am am participating in the Star of Africa International Quilting Bee.  This month the recipient of our blocks was Patti of Retired to Quilt.  Inspired by my current state of residence (Tennessee), I decided to make a block that paid homage to Elvis and country music...hence the Elvis block above.  The block isn't perfect....I wish the red triangles were a little neater and some of my seams were a little straighter, but I press on and strive for a more perfect block next month.  

My first swap is a Christmas layer cake charm swap.  I just sent off my packet to Angie of Sew Scappy Quilts.  I selected Jingle Ornaments Holiday by Kaufman (above left) and Holiday Yule Trees Aqua Deck the Halls by Michael Miller (above right). Angie posted a great tutorial demonstrating the best way to cut 2 yards of fabric into 28 10" squares.  I can't wait to see the beautiful Christmas layer cake I will get back in return!

In the meantime, I'm preparing for my first blog hop, Think Christmas.  Check back here August 2 to see what I'm doing with all these beauties.  

Until next time...
-Happy Quilting!

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy with the block, Kim! Love everything about Elvis, and I just might have to put on an Elvis record tomorrow when I'm sewing! Thanks again for the block and the "goodies" you added.