Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Now This I Can Do!

Our guild has begun the raffle quilt for our September 2010 exhibit and this time I can participate without feeling like such an amateur!

The chosen pattern, called Dressed to the Nines, was in the November 2003 issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. I can't find a photo of it online, so I don't think it would be kosher of me to post a copy of the page from the magazine. I don't want to get into copyright hot water. If you have that issue, you can look it up, or you can wait until our guild finishes our version and I'll be sure to post a photo then.

The center of the quilt consists mainly of 9-patch blocks and half-square triangles, with an outer border of flowery applique. The kits were passed out at Monday's guild meeting, so I took one home and made 4 half-square triangles. Now they're done! Once the quilt is finished, it will be hard to tell my blocks from the others, but I suppose that's a good thing.

The fabric we're using is Wildflower Serenade II by Moda.

Here's a photo of our 2008 raffle quilt -- isn't it gorgeous! The leaves were appliqued by many of our guild members and although it was a beginner-level project, I decided to sit it out. I had a good excuse...since I was chair of the 2008 exhibit, I was too busy with other things....

You can check out the other quilts from our September 2008 exhibit on our guild's website. The slideshow is on the home page. Enjoy!


Darilyn said...

What fun. I love the quilt and I'm anxious to see the one for this year.


Jackie said...

I know that I have seen that pattern as I am a subscriber to the magazine. Can't wait to see your guilds version. The 2008 raffle quilt is really pretty. Thanks for the link to the website. I enjoyed the visit.

maranda said...

Good Luck to you:)

Barb said...

Oh have fun...guild projects are so creative! Thank you for sharing the slideshow with us!