Monday, August 27, 2012

Texting While Sewing...

...don't you love that title?! It's actually a fun quilt block challenge from Amy, During Quiet Time.

I'm always up for a challenge and for trying something new so here's my entry:


I used Jednoiglec's "Christmas Truck" paper pieced pattern for this 12 inch block. The pattern was also my jumping off point.

Next came the fabric with the girls on it and from there, I knew I wanted it to reflect the fun of girlfriends. The text fabrics with names of beaches and cities seemed perfect for a universal theme.

But I was mostly inspired by my teenage years when girlfriends and I would pile as many of us as we could into someone's parent's car and head out for a good time. Carefree days, huh?


There's a linky party starting today on Amy's blog. Head on over and take a look at the clever and creative blocks being posted...and also the awesome prize list!!

Marilyn

8 comments:

Sharon said...

That block is so cute! I remember those days.

jednoiglec said...

What a wonderful interpretation! I love it!

PS. Thank you for linking my blog:)

Mama Pea said...

So cute! I love how you added the girls, and the wheels are genius!

cherylj said...

I love all of the texty prints you were able to put into this block

laurajane said...

very clever use of fabric,I love it.
Xx

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

Your entry looks great - what a good idea and so colourful and eyecatching. Good luck in the competition. xCathy

Cindy said...

This block just makes me smile every time I look at it!

ktquilts said...

Love how fun this block is!