I had recently taken a class using EQ7. That's when fate jumped in. For practice we were to draw the quilting block Cat's Cradle from scratch. That was it! I sought out various strings and ribbons I had in my stash and envisioned couching the string over a background of the blocks in such a manner that it was easily recognizable to anyone who had played the game.
I started to play with some of the layouts in EQ7 and realized that a baby block setting would also fit within the theme of games. Let's face it; didn't we all play with blocks as little ones? All I had to do was get it to a 16" x 16" size. Paper piecing help me to complete the small intricate pieces of the blocks.
With the cats fused onto the background fabric it started to take shape for me. I agonized over the placement of the string but nothing seemed to look right. I finally decided to couch wool around the outside edge to represent the string. I also finished the edge; something I had never done before to finish a quilt.
Let me say that I am thrilled to be part of such a creative group of women. You are encouraging, fun loving and enthusiastic! I can't wait for our journey to continue!