Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Block 8 with Colleen Lunt

Are you back to quilting now that the holidays are over?  I can't believe we are on Block 8 already.  But hear we are.  Colleen Lunt designed this fun block for us.  Check out her blog at:

Here's Colleen!

I am a stay at home mom who was educated as a high school math teacher.  I find it interesting how many math teachers are also quilters.  About 5 years ago I found myself with most of my children raised and lots of time on my hands.  I read many books, but when the day was over, I didn’t have anything to show for the time I had spent.  I wanted to do something more productive.  My thoughts turned to quilting.  I loved quilts and decided to spend my extra time quilting.

I had made quilts all my life, but they were mostly cheater cloth that I hand quilted and mostly it was helping other people quilt their quilts.  My quilting life changed when I bought a rotary cutter and mat.  My beginning education came from attending a quilt retreat.   I have attended that quilt retreat for four years now.  Every quilt I make has been influenced in some way by that retreat.  I also joined a quilting club - the Steeple Rock Stitchers.  They are a wonderful group of women that have shared this quilting journey with me.  The Internet has been my “Quilting College.”   I have studied and read everything I can get my hands on.  There are so many helpful bloggers and sites to teach you everything you need to know about quilting.  There are also many wonderful books.  As I have studied and read, my quilting knowledge has grown.  It has been an amazing journey. 

One of the things I have become especially interested in is quilting on my domestic machine.  I do my own custom quilting. This has been very satisfying to me.  I have also made an extensive study of color in quilts.  I am getting better at selecting fabrics in colors that go together.

Quilting has taken over my life.  I spend every free minute quilting, reading about quilting or talking about quilting.  Now when the day is over, I can look at my stack of quilts and see I have done something with my time. 

The opportunity to be a designer for this quilt along adds a new dimension to my quilting experience.  I hope you enjoy making this block.  I would love for you to visit my blog at www.colleensquiltingjourney.blogspot.com.

Thanks Colleen!

Here's Colleen's block called Easy Spinning Star.

Here's my version of Colleen's block.

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 7, 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?
Colleen has donated three charm packs for one lucky winner!

And I have two patterns!

Happy Quilting!


Mishka said...

Wow, what a beautiful block. Great job Colleen.

Linda Sandusky said...

Love the block....can't wait to try it with reproduction fabrics!!!

Sherry said...

Great block, I hope to get to it very soon.

OhioLori said...

Love your block!! Looks fun! Need to try too....

Thanks for chance to win charms!! :)

Linda said...

The instructions on this block are fantastic. Very original, and just got everything cut out, and organized just like your pictures. Thanks so much

Lesley said...

Just finished my block! Instructions and photographs were perfect...very enjoyable block to piece. Thank you!