Thursday, March 29, 2012

Coastal Haven Quilt

Yesterday, I received a phone call from my good friend, Linda, at Coastal Haven RV Park.  She was passing on the information that the Coastal Haven ladies have decided to make a quilt together.  All of the sewing ladies are to make 2 quilt blocks and bring them to Coastal Haven next winter.  The blocks will be sewn together into a quilt top and quilted.  Then the quilt will be raffled or auctioned.  That is yet to be determined, I guess.

Since I'm still waiting for the pattern for the baby quilt to arrive, I had time yesterday afternoon to make my 2 blocks. I immediately knew that one of my blocks would be a simple Friendship Star.  So I sat down and drew up a pattern for a 10" block.  I looked through my stash of fabric and found a blue and a blue on gold that looked nice together.

After finishing the Friendship Star, I decided to try my hand at making a Flower Basket block.  I have never made one of those and had always wanted to try it, so this was a perfect time to make a Flower Basket.  I found 6 different red fabrics to use as the flowers, and I had a nice brown that made a great basket. The background fabric has a very pale pink pattern running through it.  The picture doesn't show that, so just take my word for it that there is a pattern in the background fabric.
There are a lot of free patterns for 10" blocks on the Internet.  Quilter's Cache is a great site to find just what you want.  There are patterns for beginners, intermediate, and skilled quilters. Click here and just scroll down the page on Quilter's Cache's website to the list of 10" blocks.

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