The prize was a beautifully packaged set of 32 eight inch fabric squares, plus an autographed copy of Sharyn Craig's book Layer It Up #2. Sharyn came to our guild a few years ago, and I am a big fan of her books.
Of course, I had to open the package of fabric and spread the lovely squares out on the floor.
These are really soft, warm shades of earth tones. I am thinking they will make something cozy for our mountain cabin! Thank you for donating such a great prize, Cozy Quilt Shop!
I finished sewing the binding on my blue-and-white charity quilt last night. Here it is, with binding, pinned to my design wall.
Finally, I tried a quilt block construction technique that I saw on Del Thomas's blog recently. She has all the step-by-step procedure on her blog post, so I will show only my first two completed blocks. I used some patchwork that I had already pieced together from bright scraps.
There is a lot of seam-sewing involved here, but the intricate weaving of colors is interesting. I don't think I will make sixteen of these to make a 45" square quilt, but I can see a table runner or possibly a purse or tote bag made from this!
Today I head to the "Big City" (Raleigh, LOL) for lunch with one of my teaching friends, and a quick trip to JoAnn's and Michael's while I am there.