I thought this would be a perfect occasion to tell you that I hope we can continue on for another year! I think back to Katy's 25 patch block and how Meg had to give me a tutorial on how to cut perfect squares and then forward to Amy's Octogon and Hayley's Carpenter's Star and what a challenge it was for me to piece those gorgeous blocks together. I know I have grown a little bit smarter with each block I have made...and I have had fun making every single one. I also want to continue for selfish reasons...I want another gorgeous quilt of my own! I use my January quilt every night now to curl up in on the couch after dinner. And of course for friendship. As we are all so incredibly busy with work and family, this group is something that I can belong to and thoroughly enjoy from the comfort of my own home and with lots of flexibility!
So I invite you all back for another year. If you can let me know by December 1st if you are able to stay with us in 2013 that would make it easy for me to update us and make a smooth transition into January.
I am still planning on a charity quilt for December. At this website: http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html you can scroll down to "Blocks by Size." Click on 12" and choose a block to make (it will be 12.5" unfinished). Or if there is another 12.5" block that you like, you can make that too. Please use the colors in this fabric:
cream, white, black & white, red, orange, aqua, olive green, yellow
You don't need to have all 8 colors in one block! ;-)
fabrics can be a combination of solids and prints
You can also ignore all of this information. I will post it again in December, but just to give you a heads up since December can be so busy. Feel free to make one or two blocks, whatever works for you.
After the blocks are made, I will sew them together. Then my mom's quilt group in New Mexico will quilt it for us (those ladies are AMAZING quilters!) and it will be given to a domestic abuse shelter or to a local cancer outreach.
I hope you are all well this weekend and I look forward to all of our next projects.