Rachel V. sent me a photo of this really clever block: The Morse Code Block. It reads: I LOVE TO SEW.
She used Steam N Seam to applique the colored “letters” on, and then topstitched the block in horizontal lines.
She also wanted to show what a quilted Morse Code message looks like – check out this pillow she made. It reads: MODERN QUILT GUILD. It looks so cool!
Karen from New Mexico also submitted this paper-pieced block called “Caned Seat”. The pattern is from the Quilters Cache by Marcia Hohn.
I can speak with authority that it is quality workmanship – because this beauty arrived in my mailbox on my birthday! Karen is in the process of making a quilt in blues from this pattern, but she generously donated her block to my community quilt project. THANKS, KAREN!
Now, it doesn’t earn participants any bonus points in the contest to donate their blocks, but if anyone is wondering what to do with their block when this challenge is over, I will gratefully collect any unused squares. All these gorgeous creations deserve to be part of a quilt, after all. So if you want to participate, but you don’t have plans to pursue a whole quilt from your submission, my next quilt project will be a community quilt. It will be a combination of many types of squares – each one something that reminds me of all the fantastic friends I have made here at Happy Hour Projects.
Most of the blocks are designs I’m making after having been inspired by all of you! But if you want to contribute your own square, I’d love to incorporate it! If that’s something you’d like to do, either leave a comment below, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you an address to mail it to.
There’s still just over a week left to get your blocks finished for the challenge – it closes on August 19 at midnight, EST, and you can visit the linky here to add your submission, or email me your photos! I can’t wait to see what you’re all dreaming up!