It's virtual quilting bee time again. These are my blocks for Carissa. It's her month in the Common Threads virtual quilting bee. Carissa is making a quilt for her car and she sent some wonderful fabrics. I added the green Flea Market Fancy. The first block was inspired by the handwriting fabric. It reminded me so much of the little slates that I used to use in my classroom. So, 4 little slates with perfect handwriting practice for Carissa.
The second block was inspired by the "car quilt" idea. Jenny made this really cool "road" (you can see her block here) and I was thinking road too. Mine is more 8 lane interstate highway with a "veer" or maybe it could be an exit ramp? I hope Carissa likes them. You can read about her inspiration here.
I'm having so much fun with Common Threads that when John asked me to join another group, I really didn't hesitate. Thanks John! "Sew Connected" is another group of really talented folks. Rita is first and she has sent fabulous fabrics and darling embroidery. Several in the group have finished their first block. Check out the flickr group and prepare to be impressed. Rita, I'm working on your block now. Can't wait to show it to you.
Oh, and John...thanks so much for your idea about using pant/skirt hangers to hang mini quilts. Didn't get a picture yet, but they look so cute! Inspired idea.
Lastly, you all are the best. My Radio Flyer quilt is no longer lonely. I'm overwhelmed and touched by your support. Thank you.