Block Ten with Michele Foster
Thanks so much to Konda for organizing this super fun quilt-along. I’ve loved seeing all of the star blocks the designers have come up with and the blocks being made in the Flickr group too.
One Friday afternoon in December 2007 at the local pub, a group of fellow web developing geeks and I were sitting around chatting when the question was raised, “If you could do anything you wanted, what would be your dream job?” My response, the same as it had been for the last 15+ years, was, “Open a quilt store!” Of course, my friends around the table didn’t really understand my answer, but it was that afternoon chat that prompted me to start the Quilting Gallery site and re-introduce quilting back into my life. Four years later, I’ve never been happier to have quilting be a huge part of my everyday life.
My site includes the quilting bloggers directory, quilt shop locator, quilter’s market and the quilt guilds directory. I host swaps, weekly quilt contests, challenges, guest bloggers and quilt-alongs too. I also have a brand new section starting in February called the Learning Center hosted by Pat Sloan [http://blog.patsloan.com/]. We’ll be tackling Storage and Organization for the first month.
Here’s my version of Michele’s block. It’s a fun variation of an eight pointed star. The center of the star has a nice place for fussy cutting.
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 9, 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.