Last week I got to attend my local quilt shop's monthly Greenpiece meeting for the first time. (Thanks to my wonderful sister-in-law who recently moved to the area and was willing to watch the boy!!!) In addition to passing out the new blocks, techniques are discussed, updates and news are shared, and there is a little bit of show-and-tell. It was a lot of fun, and I'm thrilled I finally got to experience it (maybe I can even do it again next month!).
One interesting thing that I learned was that we're a little behind in our applique blocks. They have been giving us two pieced patterns and two applique patterns a month. But because we make two of every pieced pattern, it seems that really we should be doing an applique block for every pieced block we make, not for each pieced pattern. Does that make any sense? I guess I can't explain too well since I found it confusing myself. In any case, we learned that really we should have a total of eight pieced blocks and eight applique blocks at this point, when in actuality, we've made eight pieced and only four applique. So, this month there is an influx of applique.
Applique block 5:
A happy little flower. Sweet and simple (with some help in the center from Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Circles!).
Applique block 6:
This one was a little more challenging. LOTS of points and round shapes. They aren't perfectly curved, but I figure my block just has a little extra character.
It is still to be seen whether I'll be able to manage another four applique blocks this month to catch up. But, at least I have two done!