March is International Craft Month! What a great excuse to craft and be creative everyday!
I've been being crafty on this project for a while now (I was slow on working on it). My large quilt guild is having it's bi-annual quilt show March 12-13, 2016. If you are near the Chicago area, please come check us out. Pride of the Prairie Quilt Guild. I'll be showing off several of my vintage sewing machines in the vendors area, so, come say 'Hi'.
Well, the guild has a challenge for each quilt show. I decided to participate in the challenge this year. We had to draw a quilt block out of a bag, then, figure out how to use that quilt block (tiny, to full sized) somewhere in our challenge quilt. The maximum size for the challenge quilt is 20" square.
The block I drew was named 'Free Trade'. All the blocks came from Patchwork Square.
|Free Trade from Patchwork Square|
|Free Trade mini quilt|
|up close of the hand quilting|
|coaster and mug rug|
For those of you who don't know me, I do most of my sewing on vintage, straight stitch sewing machines. My favorite machine is my 1959 Singer Spartan (192K) that I converted to a hand crank. These projects were stitched on this machine.
|1959 Singer Spartan (192K) hand crank|
Meanwhile, please check out all the other bloggers. Everyone is posting today, so, just click thru the links, and see what everyone has been up to.
Marian - Seams to be Sew
Patty - Elm Street Quilts
Cheryl - You are already here ;)
Barb - Bejeweled Quilts by Barb
Vanda - Quilt in Peace
Julie - Pink Doxies
Carol - Fun Threads Designs
Carole - From My Carolina Home
Darlene - Quilt Shop Gal
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