You know Facebook? Well, yeah, everybody does. So, there is a Facebook Group called Quilt Block Boot Camp. I’m not sure how I found it, but somehow it entered my line of sight. I LOVE IT! Such a group of sweet, fun, funny quilters as I have ever met. First, they let me join. Now they let me post. Some even laugh! They always post encouraging, positive comments and LIKE everything…and, well, you know, I do that too! Life is meant for sharing the good stuff.
So the way it works is, every week the administrator (or her sub) posts a quilt block link to a free online tutorial. They started off pretty basic, but classy, and are now getting into more challenging blocks. I started late (but as soon as I found them) on Week 13. It was the Patchwork Wheel block, a tutorial posted by Don’t Call Me Betsy. Here is mine.
It would have been better to not use the yellow stripes with the yellow background in the lower right corner, but it works. This block is about 12.5 inches and ready to be used in some undreamed of project.
I have been
working on catching up over these couple of weeks and have 7 different blocks made, not in sequence, but that seems to be OK.
I find that I eagerly look for the notifications that someone in the group has posted or commented. I’m not a traditional quilter. I’m way challenged by straight lines/seams, cutting out little pieces, trimming to straighten, etc. But now I’m learning new
stuff skills and gaining some improvement, in such a lovely, warm group.