I hope you are all coping with the lock down. I am looking forward to an easing in restrictions. We are so lucky to be living in Australia. Perhaps we can have a holiday in New Zealand sometime soon!
Our WhatsApp has been going well with lots of chatter. Members have offered help and advice for various situations. It is a wealth of information and a wonderful use of social media enabling us to keep in touch.
We now have a third challenge for those of you looking for something to do.
Our first challenge was the Jacobs Ladder block in 6" or 12" squares in dark blue, light blue and white.
I do love the Jacobs Ladder block. It is so versatile. I made a mistake on my first one and made an 8" block so I made more and turned them into a baby quilt.
The second challenge was for a Star block. I gave the dimensions for this in last week's blog. Photos below.
The third challenge has been suggested by Grace and is a little more challenging. Remember the 'our house' quilts that we made for Giant Steps. Grace suggested the theme 'Our Street in Isolation', whereby we create a streetscape, real or wishful thinking. Make a 10" x 20" block so we can put a row of streets together. You could also just do a house 10.5" unfinished square block.
Landscape works well.
This should keep you out of mischief for a while!
There are lots of ideas on Pinterest for you to check out.
I have trouble keeping up with you all. I am about to start a couple of star blocks but the house/street block will take some thinking.
Show and Tell:
Two baby quilts from Jenny. The photo is a little blurry. Hence the smaller size.
Laurel's beautiful rose called Golden Celebration and has a slight perfume
A quilt Lindy is working on - stars and diamonds
Sue D. made this wall hanging for her new granddaughter in the UK. Sue can't wait to meet her in person.
Judy S. using up bits of wool she has before buying more.
Helena's amazing knitting. One sleeve to go! A number of our members are wonderful knitters. I am in awe of them. They make it look easy.
The second challenge star block
Ros knitted all these teddies. What a feat Ros. So much joy for little ones.
Until next time. Keep well.