Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SLKS group (our challenge)

Morning everyone..I think my blog may be working now but I still have to tweak a few things but the blogger community is helping me and I do appreciate them.  I just wanted to post a few pics from our little silks group that I am in.  We took our initials and hence labeled us silks so we could put a word to it.
 We challenged ourselves this year by doing an add a round  which to us started out with the beginning block being our own and passed it on  then every second month we came back with what we added to that block and then passed it again and so on.  Well this month we finished up with the last additions and gave them back to their original owners and here they are;

Sharon"s (left) center; the next round was done by Sandi; the next one was done by Linda and the final round was done by Karen(right).  I had this square for sometime but did not like where it was originally headed so I put it in the UFO pile because I could never quite figure out what to do with it and when we decided to do this challenge in our group I put it out there and I could not be more pleased with it...looks wonderful doesn't it?

Karen's (left) started out with her block being the one on the left with the circles inside the rectangle; then I  got it next and added the chevron; then Sandi got it after me and added the bottom blocks; last but not least Linda(right) had it last and added the circles extending into the border and a shadow affect on the bottom and left side

Linda (right) started with the very center flower block and I might add a very pretty well appliqued flower; then Karen got it next and added additional leaves and the flower pot, which in my opinion completed the flower and it looked perfect; then I got it and added the small border and the three flowers around the border and on the very bottom a little picket fence; then Sandi (left) had it last and added the different width borders using the beautiful gradation fabric that Linda had put in her box.  But at any given round this quilt could have been finished and that was pretty awesome.

Sandi (right) started with the teal and orange block in the center; then Linda got it and added the triangles with the very small gray almost piping on each side of the triangles and added it to the top and bottom of the square; Karen received it next and added the left side star with the gray rectangle and the half square triangles; then I (left) got it for the last round and added a beautiful star which I do not see much of called "Sunrise" with the (3) crazy patch blocks above it.  I must say working with Sandi's colors was allot of fun and something I may refer back to at one point.

With each round I think we all  learned a little something and they all turned out wonderful.  We all are at different levels in our quilting journey and I think each one of us added our own little niche to it and they all turned out just wonderful.   I truly believe we all  walked away happy with our wall hanging quilts and could not  be more pleased.

Note: Linda already has us starting  a challenge for next year by taking photographs to be ready to gear up in January for a year of fun and fellowship. What she suggested has peaked all of our interests so we are looking forward to it....stay tuned.
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