In the past couple of weeks I started putting together the blocks from last years quilt guild Pizza Box Swap. The block I chose to do was entitled Mr. Roosevelt’s Bow Tie. I chose to do the background in a neutral (cream) color and the ties were to be done in different shades of blue. Each year around November ladies in our guild, Common Threads Quilt Guild, that would like to participate in the Pizza Box Swap sign up, pick out a 12 1/2 inch block pattern, and the colors to be used in their chosen block. Each of us then has until January to make the first block (sample). Come January we put our sample block, instructions, and background material in the pizza box and off to the guild meeting we go. Over the next 11 months we swap out our boxes via our great coordinator Vicki Price who makes sure each individual lady walks away with the next pizza block on the list that they are responsible for until the next quild meeting when we repeat the process. Since I have two years worth of Pizza Box Quilt Swap tops to do, I figured it might be time to get myself going. The blocks were all squared up and the sashing/border material was chosen, purple since there were so many blues to try to coordinate a color with, and is now being applied to all the blocks. Hopefully in the next few weeks I will have the entire top quilted. Thank goodness I finished taking a longarm class at one of our local quilt stores where I can now rent their machine by the hour to finish up the many tops needing to be quilted at this point.
So stop back by periodically to see the progress being made and the projects that finally get completed as I will be doing my dance at completing another project. Woohoo!!