After playing catch up in May, I again fell behind on my Sugar Block Club blocks, partly due to a lack of motivation and inspiration, partly due to my new race training plan (I'm running a half marathon in October), partly due to the beautiful, perfect summer we've been having here in New England, and partly due to increased workload and extra projects at work. But after a roughly three week hiatus from my sewing machine, I finally had the chance to sit down and sew this afternoon. What better way is there to spend a Sunday?
This is one of my favorite blocks so far (along with February's Mercy block). I think its the on-point center square that I really like. I played around with the color placement a little bit and made a few changes to the block but it still holds true to Amy's original design. In June, Amy (of Stitchery Dickory Dock), or rather her husband, Mr. Dock, challenged us to be a Teacher, to share our passion with others. I've always loved teaching people about the things for which I am passionate. I taught downhill skiing for 8 years through high school and college, and my friends know just how passionate I am about the sport. Though I still have much to learn about sewing, I have been able to share my passion for quilting also. Online groups through Facebook and Flickr give us the the chance to share knowledge and hard learned lessons with others. Our shared passion for quilting make us all teachers.
|June Block | Teach|
|July Block | Serve|
Finally, Here are all the blocks together. Aren't they pretty? I can't wait to see the last four blocks to finish up this pretty sampler. Hopefully I won't fall behind again... unlikely as that is. I take over as President of my local quilt guild (visit us sometime if you're ever in New Hampshire!) and it's very likely that I won't have anytime for sewing for awhile.
|January through August Sugar Block Club blocks|
I'm linking up with Stitch by Stich for anything goes mondays.