Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Next Charity Quilt Block

This month, I have picked this block, "Filmstrip" out of my new Volume 3 of Quiltmaker's 100 blocks magazine for the members of the Elgin Piecemakers to make for our charity quilt project. (Quilts for adult chemo patients at our local hospital). I am giving each person in the group the fabric for the 4 1/2 inch square in the middle of the block and then each person can pick two fabrics from their stashes to co-ordinate with it for the little squares. I just used a white on white for the background. Our meeting is tomorrow night so I decided to make my block ahead of time to show everyone. I hope they like it!

It is still raining most days here but we did have a couple of warm sunny days last week. I took some pictures of the flowers that are in bloom in my garden.

My bleeding hearts are blooming like crazy!

These flowers are on our new Fothergilla bush that we planted last summer. It did not bloom last year but is covered in these fluffy white flowers this year.

I picked up my "Spinning Squirrels and Maggots" quilt from the quilter's house last night and made the binding tonight. I hope to finish it this weekend. Pictures to follow.


  1. I must get out to the store to get myself a copy of the magazine...your block looks great!

  2. Your block looks great - the fabric you used for the center square is really pretty.

  3. Beautiful flowers!

    I like that Filmstrip block, and the fabric that you put in the middle is perfect.

  4. Nice block. I look forward to making it!
    Debbie R.