The LallyQuilters and I recently started a new 'project' we call 'One Block Wonders'. We pick a quilt block that appeals to us, or has a technique that we want to learn and all the participants make one block. This gives us a chance to make a block, learn from the experience, but not be bogged down or obligated to make a whole bunch of blocks. ONE block is do-able for just about everyone. Everyone who made a block then has their name tossed into a hat & a winner is selected. What do they win? They will ALL the blocks for that One Block Wonder project. Sounds like fun to me!
I submitted a complicated, but beautiful quilt block for our first OBW project. I stumbled on this block on a blog & just loved it. It's called Dizzy Geese....named for the flying geese units 'flying' round the center block. After a little research, I found the block's pattern available in 2 books. One of these books was available at my local library, the other for less than $5.00 on Amazon. I scanned the pattern, instructions, and templates at work, and emailed them on a PDF file to the Lallyquilters. Everyone was excited about this project and eager to begin. We've had quite a few stumbling blocks along the way, but I'm happy to say I finally got my block done today. Wahoo! While my block far from perfect, it was a great learning experience and a great challenge.
|Adding the corners on.|
|Next section C+ D|
|A/B section (Center section) + C/D section.|
|Now for some flying geese units...|
|Finally got the block all squared up to 17 1/2" . This was a challenge!|
|Ooops! Do you see the error?|
One set of my flying geese are trying to escape!
|Finished Dizzy Geese in plaid block.|