Are you in a local guild? If not, have you ever been? Do you love it? I don’t love our local guild. I’m not sure why I feel the need to be a guild member because since leaving the group in Louisiana, I’ve never been thrilled with the guilds where we’ve lived. I’m sure it’s me — my stay-at-home-be-alone personality. The guild in Kentucky was ok but I never got involved and that’s probably why I never felt a part. The guild in MO had a lot of older ladies (I know . . I’m no spring chicken!) and it seemed like a few of them came the guild ready for a disagreement, no matter what was talked about.
The guild here – the meetings go on and on and on. There’s rarely anything to discuss that they can’t drag what should take 5 minutes into a 20 minute discussion. In the almost year and a half that we’ve been here, I’ve been to either 3 or 4 meetings and they tell me that it’s only when I’m there that the meetings are long. OK . . I can definitely solve that problem! I’m sure it’s me and not the guild but still, it’s just not for me.
Yesterday was my turn to bring the block of the month and this is the block I made.
It also happens to be the block that goes into this quilt!
The quilt will be a Quilt of Valor to send to Alycia but in order to get the quilt to be the right size, I’m having to use 11″ blocks. That makes for some very weird sized pieces — you know . . those 3/8″ or 5/8″ cuts and I knew better than to present that to the guild so the block they’re making will be 12″. You can get the file January Guild Block if you’d like to make any of those blocks in the 12″ size.
It’s a pretty block and easy to make but it doesn’t look so great with the other blocks on my design wall!
Two more full bear paw blocks to make and those will be done. Then I’ll tackle the setting triangles and save the easy chain blocks for the last part of this puzzle.