This block is dedicated to my good friend Kay. I had to do some research on this one to make sure I got the dates right. Kay and I met in a quilting class in 2009 at the International Quilt Festival. I had been going to festival to shop for several years but this was the first time I had ever taken a class and I was so freakin excited. The class was HORRIBLE, worst teacher I have ever had (we will keep her name out of it) and even the other classmates were pretty annoying. That is how Kay and I met each other, giving up on day 2 in a 3 day course annoyed by the people sitting beside us.
We have taken classes together each year since. Every year we get up at the butt crack of dawn to register and then count the days until we get to class. We don’t always pick winners, but we always have fun. It quickly became less about taking classes and more about the one week of the year we got to hang out together. I know at some point, there will come a year when one of us can’t make it, but for now, we will keep our yearly reunion in October.
My husband picked these fabrics. He’s pretty proud of this block. Now if I could just get him to make some of these birds…
Date Made: January 23, 2015
Days on Project: 23
Blocks Made: 26
Husband’s Picks: #2