Here is a composite photo of the fruit salad blocks I’ve received so far from the LDQB:
One of the blocks (incidentally the one made by my step-mother-in-law) is several inches too large for the front so I’m going to stick it on the back. I’m still waiting for 4 more blocks. So I should have 12 total on the front when all is said and done.
Here are two blocks I did today to add some more fruitiness to the quilt top:
I received 3 blocks from one of the members because she said she didn’t like the first two, but gave all 3 to me just in case. I think she was being super nice & spoiled me! 1 of the blocks was made by my mom when she came to visit. She isn’t officially in the LDQB but said she wanted to make a block for my fruit salad quilt nonetheless.
And 1 block I recieved is missing from this photo because the fabrics & design didn’t really go with the flow of the rest of the quilt. I’m saving it for another project!
November’s block for the Long Distance Quilting Bee has a Tree/Outdoor theme. When I heard about this, I immediately thought about money growing on trees. I don’t know why. Maybe because fabric is a medium we can use to create whimsical things that will not spontaneously occur in the ‘real world’… Maybe it was just wishful thinking!
After I made my block, I was a little concerned it might not blend in well with the quilt, because the blocks other members have made & already posted have utilized the more traditional maple leaf pattern. So I made another block to act as a companion to my little money tree. I like them both. I may have to make myself a tree quilt one of these days! That would be so fun. I think if I do, I will incorporate trees from all the seasons, just so the quilt is a rainbow of colors instead of primarily green. But, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it, haha! All I need right now is another project…. 🙂