Monday, January 9, 2012

VOS 10th Anniversary

Well, in just a few weeks I'll be headed to Phoenix to meet up with my Valley of the Sun (VOS) quilting friends for our annual retreat. This will be my 4th time, but it's the 10th retreat. It had humble beginnings but has grown into a wonderful and inspiring event.

Marcia at, a previous attendee and friend to many of us, designed this special block to commemorate the anniversary. We were all sent a bit of fabric (the lightest one in this pic) to use in our block, and instructed to use a black tone on tone for the background. The other colors were up to us.

I am not much of a paper piecer, but used Pirate's Freezer Paper Piecing instructions and here is the result! I see one section I want to fiddle with a little...the bit just to the right of the upper right corner of the center square.

A quilt (or two) made of all our donated blocks will be given to the hospice who cared for our friend Chris for them to use as a fundraiser.

I have enough fabric left over to make another block or two, but that will have to be another day!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful points on that block Misha. Great job! Hope you have a blast at the retreat too. :-)