I'm so excited to finally have this quilt finished. It seamed to take forever, although it really didn't take that long once I had all the blocks and sat down at my sewing machine. As my first ever group quilt I think it turned out really well if I do say so myself.
In May I signed up to be a member of do. Good Stitches on Flickr!, it's a group of quilters who make quilts for various charities. I volunteered to be a stitcher and make blocks but by the end of the month I was the host of Grace and we started with the June quilt. I asked everyone to make 2 zigzag blocks out of half square triangles, in white and bright colourful fabric. All of the 9 other members sent me two blocks, I added two of my own and this is our final product. It's in the mail and on it's way to My Very Own Blanket where it will find a new home with a foster child.
Every month we make two blocks each according to the quilters instructions and send them off. It's so much fun to see what everyone makes but also try out new things that you wouldn't have without being asked to. My turn as quilter won't come up again until November but I'm already working on ideas, I really can't wait.