Saturday, March 03, 2007

Snowballs in March

After a scary drive into work yesterday--in a snowstorm, on roads that were more like skating ponds than anything else, it seems a natural that we should be making snowball blocks in March for the Beginner Block lotto. Here are mine ... so far--they are so easy and addictive, I know I'll end up making more.

Sophie Sophie Sophie
Sophie Sophie Sophie
Sophie Sophie Sophie

Some of the sneek-peekers also have already made blocks-I edited the photos that Lee Ann and Michelle sent me (and added a few of my blocks) to create a virtual kids quilt. You'll find it in the second message in the forum discussion this month.

And the winner is ...


I received more purple blocks (16) in February than any other color ... which probably doesn't come as a surprise to some of you. This doesn't count anything that was really more red-violet, which I stacked with the red and pink blocks--there were 12 of those.

Did you think that I was talking about the winners of the drawing on Wednesday? Those winners were Jen and Sue. Congratulations ladies.

I know are going to love these blocks and make something wonderful from them. As I was sorting them into colors before dividing them up, I had to take a moment and try a few on the design wall with the Hoffman Challenge focus fabric. I think Sue and Jen may find a place for the Hoffman fabric in their quilts.

9 blocks on focus fabric

I wanted to give that state map thing another try. I hope I didn't miss anyone this time--be sure to let me know if I did. Colored states (both colors) are where the blocks were made; yellow states are where our winners live. In February, I received blocks from Alison, Ardyth, Bonnie, Colene, Debbie, Georgene, Jennifer, Julie, Kate, Laura, Lee Ann, Michelle, Pat, Sandy, Sherry, Silvia, Sue and Terri

A nice distribution, I think (and, of course, this doesn't include Kate in the UK).

More Pinwheel Blocks

Here are photos of the rest of the February Pinwheel blocks. Yummy, aren't they?

From Ardyth:

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From Bonnie:

Bonnie Bonnie Bonnie

From Julie:

Julie Julie Julie

From Laura:

Laura Laura

From Sherry:

Sherry Sherry
Sherry Sherry

From Sue:

Sue Sue Sue

From Sylvia:

Sylvia Sylvia Sylvia