Sunday, May 5, 2013

Civil war and a challenge

Wow, it's Sunday again and time for another block reveal.   This is block 4 from the Civil War Sampler book that I'm doing as a quilt-a-long with Karen.  The name of this blocks is "Catch me if you can".   Here's hoping that Karen is gonna give you the description.  :)


I belong to a group called Material Girls that meets every Monday.   Once a year a group challenge is put out for anyone who wants to participate. This year's theme was "Pinwheels". The only requirements for the challenge were that it had to have at least one traditional pinwheel (made from 4 half square triangles, and that it be quilted yourself.  

So, on with the show.  








#10 was mine.   I don't usually participate in the challenges because I don't want to quilt it myself, but this year I made a small quilt and just did some straight line quilting.  





After viewing them all, each person casts a vote for their favorite design and this year, Sue's Underground Railroad quilt won the top prize.   (Prizes were furnished by Anna from her de-cluttering)


This year, for the first time, there was an "unfinished" category.   These last 2 were in that category.  


These little blocks that Linda made were so tiny you wouldn't have believe it.  She won the "unfinished" category.  


As you can see, there's a lot of talent in the group.  


Next year's challege was decided and it's going to be Dresden Plates.   The only requirement for this one is that it has to have one full circle of a Dresden.   (and of course, quilt it yourself.  Bah humbug!)

See ya soon,
Hugs, Anne

11 comments:

Karen said...

Great block Ms. Anne - and the show and tell from MG's is great - wow those little unfinished blocks are small - makes me sweat just looking at them lol.
Hugs - Karen

Lesley said...

Love your fabrics in your block. Well done! And what a talented group of quilters! Loved seeing the show and tell.

Quilt Hollow said...

Enjoyed as always.....and we see our builder tomorrow....wish us luck!

Yvette said...

Your block looks great!
I always enjoy seeing what your friends accomplish, what a great and fun challenge.

Leeanne said...

A very talented group for sure! Great variety of pinwheels

~Laurie~ said...

Beautiful selection of pinwheels. It is interesting to see how different every one interprets the pinwheel requirement. And LOL about the bah humbug = quilting. I don't do my own quilting either - just not interested in that part of the process! Plus there are so many talented quilters out there that can do it for me! Like Mary from Quilt Hollow for one example!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Great challenge--great quilts. Those unfinished ones are awesome

Michelle said...

Looks to have been fun and you are funny. See you at Market! Well...I hope.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

What a fun group! So great that so many participate. Makes it much more fun! Love your entry! Have a great week!

Lori said...

I'm terrible at challenges, but it is always good for stretching my brain! Yes, it looks like you are surrounded by a lot of talent!

Crispy said...

Sweet Block, love the colors you used. Those gals really are talented. My fav was the one with the non-traditional pin wheels as the whirly gig blades. Gotta love nonconformists LOL.

Crispy