Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blogger’s Quilt Festival

I am still at Quilt Market and will post more about it tomorrow, but for now I want to post my entry in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.

I made this quilt with my Piecemaker’s Bee.  We exchange swap blocks each year.
In 2010 we exchanged
string blocks. We were able to designate a color we
wanted and a color to avoid. Of course as usual in exchanges, what you get is
what you get or as they say around here “You get what you get and don’t pitch a fit.”

Here are the blocks I received.

This is what I made from them.

Here is a close-up of the quilting.

My friend Barb did the embroidery for me on her embroidery machine. I cut up the exchange blocks with my 60 degree ruler and sewed it together. I like it!

To see the rest of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, go to Amy’s blog here.



  1. Oooooooooooooo. I like it.

  2. Oh I love the lime green with the black and white. And your quilting is pretty awesome too.

  3. Anonymous9:23 AM

    That's a really cool way to use string blocks!

  4. It's lovely - I like it too!

  5. Love it, Melinda! I'm actually making one now with the same color combination. I like the diamonds!

  6. Colors are great and I love how you used the blocks.

  7. Hello! Just found your blog via Victoria (15 minutes, bumblebeans)- I love your black/white string blocks, and I love even more what you did with them! Totally unexpected, but great! and your quilting is fabulous!

  8. You certainly thought outside the box when you came up with an idea to use for your swap blocks. It is so good to see this work so well. Great idea!


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