And did we ever!
During the Red & White weekend in NYC 6 of us got together to have dinner, show and tell and Challenge Reveal! But first, we brought our Midnight Star Quilts out to show Lori, of Humble Quilts.
Susan is on left, me in the center and Jill's on right. It's so fun to see different version of this wonderful little quilt.
It all started last Sept at the quilt show in Oaks, PA. I came with Susan and Pauline and we met up with cupcakers, Jill and Susan and Lori who was in town for the show and a get away weekend.
One of our favorite exhibits at the show was "Vintage Revisited" by Mary Kerr. Click on her name to read more about this project and her book.
Lori supplied each of us with an antique star block of red and white (ironic, no?).
Here is a photocopy of the block I received:
The rules were simple: incorporate this block into a new small quilt. You could manipulate it any way you wished, but it needed to be identifiable in the new piece.
Here are the results:
Lori's - aren't all those tiny star blocks so cute! love the red, white and blue!
Susan (McDs, all those hst - wonderful!
Mine - I decided to incorporate the Civil War Anniversary. My flag is detachable by snaps.
Pauline's - I still don't know how all the diamonds worked out - and great piping!
Susan H's - Now this is a neighborhood I want to live it. So fun!
Jill's: (look at all that good stuff in her corner hutch) - I love her tumbling letter blocks and the bias binding!
It was such fun to see what everyone made with their block. I'm ready for round 2!
I photo-transferred my block onto fabric to use on the back:
I used the center section as my label:
A big thank you to Jill for opening her wonderful home to us for the party. She had her lovely collection of Easter decorations out and it's always a treat to visit her warm and welcoming home.