Hello everyone! I belong to a quilt guild that wants everyone to make a 12 1/2" square block with a pumpkin theme/pattern, etc. I have some cute fabric with pumpkins on it and I probably have some matching fabric, but I have no idea what kind of block to make. I haven't quilted all summer since my son's been home from school. He went back today and I figure I should probably get serious about this.
Can anyone tell me about a simple, easy block I could do that won't make me look like a total Rookie or like I just threw it together? Most of these women are all older and very experienced. I'd love to do applique, but I haven't figured that out yet. I have no problem getting a few diff fabrics if I need them. The "president" said something about mulsin having to be part of the block, but I'm not sure what she meant by that. Since I'm new to the group, I don't feel comfortable asking a question about it.
Do any of you have any ideas what I could do? Any ideas are welcome. I have to have it done for the Oct. meeting (first Tues).
Thanks in advance for your help!
That is a neat block! Thank you for the idea! I appreciate it!! :)
However, I guess what is easy to one person isn't necessarily easy to someone else. That block would be kind of hard for me. I'm very much a beginner! I'm still trying to decide if I even want to stay with the guild. If I don't, then I don't need to worry about the block and I'll have some cute pumpkin fabric I won't need! :)
Take care and thanks again! (I love that link by the way. What a neat site!)
I think a Monkey Wrench block would be perfect. Do a fussy cut pumpkin for the center block. If you need to see the block, check out www.quilterscache.com and go to blocks galore, then to Monkey Wrench in alphabetical order. It's a simple but nice block.
Diana in East Tn.
Viki, how about making some kind of a wonky star with your pumpkin fabric in the centre? Or a disapearing 9 patch? they are easy but make a wonderful block.
Angèle from NWO
Thank you so much for your ideas! They sound really cool! I guess I'm not as adventurous as you are. I'm very new to quilting and those sound tough! But, I'm up for a challenge.
I'm just not sure if I'm staying with the guild either. So if I decide not to stay, I don't need to worry about the block. Guess I need to make a decision soon, huh? I'd have to have it done by the beginning of October! Ugh!
Take care and have a glorious day!