I didn't have time to do any sewing before I had to go to the church for quilting with the CL's tonight. They are making progress on the green string quilt. We have over our 45 all green string blocks we needed for this project. I decided I needed to work on TUQ (The Ugly Quilt) while I was at the church. The ladies loved the pattern and some actually liked the fabric too. I was able to use some of the ladies to help me. They handed me pieces and did some pressing too. I managed to get 6 big squares of 4 blocks put together. It doesn't look so bad, right?
There are 70 blocks total and I sewed only 24 so I have a few more to do but I have decided I really like the pattern.
We were talking about our church group last night too and I think a few changes will be happening with the CL's. I think we will charge a fee to be a part of the group. I will ask that there be one donation quilt from each person per year. They will have to participate in at least 1 group project per year. Then we were talking about using up the stash at the church and I think I will issue a challenge to the CL's to use only the fabrics in the stash plus maybe one of their own choosing to make a quilt for donation. Have any of you done anything like this before? Did you stipulate a size? Did you allow the back to not be from those fabrics. I would like to hear what you might have done or if you think this would be a good idea for a group endeavor? I want to try something that will challenge them.