Monday, September 5, 2016

School Bus Block

I don't Have a lot to report. I made this block this afternoon for my guild's monthly optional block activity. The choice of fabric to put in the windows was up to us, so I loaded up the bus with a crew of happy Trick-or-Treaters.

I have begun packing up for a trip to Paducah on Wednesday. Virgina Findlay Wolfe is giving a class on her Double Wedding Rings at the National Quilt Museum there. Two friends will be with me as well as the other students that I hope will be friends by the end of the three day experience.

For something to do in the evening while watching television, I dug out this oldie moldy hand applique project. It is a William Morris pattern and all but two of the center blocks were finished. I have since finished one of them and am partly through the last block. The setting and corner triangles have scroll work applique in them. Not really keen on making 8 identical setting triangles and four corner triangles, I may resort to fusible in the interests of moving this thing forward to completion.


  1. LOL, I love that bus! And the applique will be well worth a finish, too. I remember it!

    Have a great trip! I have the Wedding Ring book, and I think it is excellent. To me, better than the first. I really like how she works in a series, and carries ideas from one project to the next. It's a great glimpse into how a working artist approaches quilting. Have fun! (And take photos!)

    1. Victoria's workshop was amazing. Details soon.