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Monday, July 31, 2017

Spotlighting Diva Donna

Donna is a long time member of The Monday Night Divas Bee.  She completed a quilt earlier this year with a great back story.

Donna was an exchange student during one year of high school.  She lived with Oma in Belgium and has remained close throughout the years.  Donna collected t-shirts from Oma's Grandchildren (and a few from Texas) and made her a king size quilt.

Earlier this year, Donna was able to travel to Belgium  and give Oma her quilt for her 80th birthday.  Oma uses it to cover her living room couch, so everyone that enters her home can enjoy it.  She was surprised and delighted.

That is Oma on the right.

close up

Quilt on couch.
Note the two pillows and pillowcase with photos. 
 Another family member had this fabric made by a website like Spoonflower.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Diva's Block Exchange

I belong to a Quilting Bee called "The Monday Night Divas".  In the past, we have exchanged 2 1/2" strips twice, so we got brave and decided to exchange blocks.
 The block is scrappy.  The only rules are each block must contain a piece of burgundy fabric and no obvious holiday fabrics.
We will exchange April - December.  Each Diva should end up with 99 blocks.  We are turning in extra blocks to be used in a charity quilt for our Quilt Guild.

 Below are the blocks that I turned in.

April Block

May Block

June Block

July Blocks
I finally remembered to take a photo before I turned them in.

Diva Tina suggested this exchange and got her idea from this youtube video.

How to Make a True Scrappy Quilt by SewVeryEasy