Saturday, February 4, 2012

Meg's Block for Jennifer

Hi everybody!  I'm Meg Hamilton....I will post my photo and bio just as soon as I can figure out how (that section of the blog is in German on my computer for some odd reason).  In the meantime, here is the block that I made for Jennifer:

Making this block was an interesting experience for me because I am one of those very, very precise quilters, and I found it really nerve-wracking to be without measurements.  You can see that the inner strips are pretty square and it took me until the third or fourth strip to try to angle the pieces!  However, once I got the hang of it, I actually started to enjoy the freedom.  At the very end, when I realized that I could square up the finished block, a lightbulb went off and I think I began to truly appreciate this style of piecing for the first time.

Then, I went a little crazy....

Linsay (yes, the one in our group) lent me her copy of 'Collaborative Quilting'  by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran.  I'd seen it before, but suddenly, it had a new, immense appeal and I ordered my own copy right away.  I pulled a bunch of fabric out of my stash and made this:

I'm very excited by the whole thing -- this is really a departure from the things I've been doing.  This is what I love about being part of a quilting community....

I will begin Katy's block tomorrow.  I'm thinking oranges, as they would be such a nice contrast to the blues that she chose.

Have a good week, everybody!


  1. I got to see Meg's new work in person today, it is absolutely gorgeous. Meg, I love the contrasts in colors between each section of each of the blocks. BTW, where did you get that cute bird fabric in the center? You are going to love Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston's book, I have read it cover to cover several times, it's falling apart from so much use.

    Thanks for my lovely block too! My favorite parts are the inner black and white pieces which start to vary in size and shape.


  2. Meg! Your new project is awesome! Very inspiring. And I hope to be inspired to become MORE precision-like in my sewing and cutting. All of this is very inspirational. I sew much more carefully for others than I do for myself, I know. I am really motivated by this year's challenge.

    An orange block would be fantastic with the colours we have so far!