I am part of a group of quilting friends who get together and play. We sometimes choose a book and work our way through the exercises and learn new techniques. Sometimes 1 or 2 people will teach us something that they have learned or discovered or created. We are very loosely organized (like not) and we don't really have a name. We are sometimes the Saturday Study Group and sometimes Sewing in the Basement; it depends on who is sending the email. We play, we encourage one another, we learn from each other and we have wonderful lunches.
We are presently working on a challenge using a Sewing Diva panel and parts from 2 books, "Beyond the Block" by Linda K Johnson and Jane K. Well a.k.a. Crafty Ol' Broads and "Collabrorative Quilting" by Freddie Moran and Gwen Marston. Both of these books are fun, fun,fun but doing this with a group is friends is even more fun.
I can't show my Diva section but these are some of my parts from the "Parts Department" as they are called in the book "Collaborative Quilting". These won't all be in my challenge piece but this is what I have been working on .
The top row is 4 1/2 inch 16 patch blocks. They were my favorite yeterday when I was working on them.
The second row is 4 x 4 1/2 inch log cabins.
The third row is Gwennies Pinwheels.
The fourth row is Liberated Stars.
The fifth row is 2 inch 4 patches on point
The 6th row is 2 1/2 inch HST's and a "Chunky Churndash" from Bonnie Hunters website and a Birds in the Air block.
These are a few more parts.
This is a quilt that I finished using those same blocks. I know I got the idea for the dividing strips from the Beyond the Block book.There was one more quilt pretty much the same as this one with lighning bolt dividing strips. All three quilts are for our new baby shelf at church.