Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Block Eleven with Nancy Miller

Block Eleven!  How did that happen???  That is the fun thing about quilt alongs -- you just sew along and all of a sudden you have enough blocks for a quilt!

Today's block is by Nancy Miller.  You can check out her blog here:  http://lifetakesaturn.wordpress.com/

Here's Nancy:

My name is Nancy Miller and I am originally from central Indiana.  I have lived in Indiana, Wisconsin, South Carolina, and currently North Carolina.  My mother and grandmother taught me to sew very young to help with the mending, but it wasn't until, in my 30s, a friend introduced me to quilting, where I have won many awards and have shown quilts nationally.

I love experimenting with designs.  I draw my patterns by hand and in EQ6.  I sometimes start with an existing block (like Ohio Star), make some changes, and see what it looks like. 

I have run a mystery quilt group (MysteryQuilts4Military) online since 2005, to make quilts for soldiers wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq.  I have been blessed to meet some of those soldiers and receive their thanks personally. 

When we moved to North Carolina, we simultaneously became empty nesters, so with no friends and no family, I started up a blog to have someone to talk to.  You can find me at http://lifetakesaturn.wordpress.com .

Thanks Nancy!

Here's Nancy's block called Fractured Star.

Here's my version of Nancy's block.  It isn't as hard as it looks!

Click HERE for the link to the instructions.

What happens next?

The drawing will be from the flickr group. The drawing tonight (first thing in the morning really) is for any blocks posted since my last block was posted. The drawing is technically for block 10, but any blocks posted will be in the drawing. There will be some of you who are quick and will get your blocks posted.

This block is "due" in two weeks. I say due, but it really doesn't matter. Post your block when you get it done, and it will be entered into the next drawing. If you make one block, post one picture. If you make two blocks, post two pictures.
What's up for grabs this time?
Nancy has these fat quarters!  
 And I have another pattern book!

Happy Quilting!


Merete said...

Wow, I like this :o) Im a bit behind with my blocks, but hope to catch up in a while :o)

Cathy said...

This looks like such a great block. Can't wait to get started.