Each year, one of those challenges is a block contest held at Joseph Schneider Haus......a theme is chosen, criteria laid out, blocks are entered, a quilt is made, hand quilted during a day long quilting bee by amazingly gifted Mennonite ladies...said quilt will be finished and then later raffled off to raise funds for many of the ongoing projects at Joseph Schneider Haus. I really need to practice my hand quilting skills, the ladies offered to allow me to take a place and the frame and add some stitches but I declined.....my skills are not on par with theirs....not even close :-).....but maybe one day...maybe
|Photo snagged from The Friends of JSH facebook page|
For this year's block contest, the theme was "From the Stash" at least 50% of the fabrics used by the maker were to come from the "stash" also, the colour Orange needed to be incorporated.
I chose to use up prepared bits and pieces leftover from an earlier applique project. 100% of the fabrics in this block came from my stash. I created a small bowl for the flowers added a little hand stitching and called it "Bowlful of Leftovers"
I was delighted and quite honoured to learn that the block earned a first place finish. I am sorry that I don't yet have photos of the actual quilt as it was still on the quilt frame, nearing completion (I hope to get and post one here later)
This is the 6th year that I have participated in this block contest, if you are curious about some of my other submissions you can find them here