I don't have a lot of close friends that quilt.
So when one of my bestest (non-quilty) friends told me she wanted to make a quilt (and asked ME if I would help her) I jumped all over the chance. She looked around the Internet and sent me pictures of some quilt blocks she liked. We quickly decided on a string quilt because who could resist such a cute quilt as this?
We roped in two more "non-quilty" friends to join the fun and last night we had our first work-night. I told them not to buy fabric quite yet and that I would supply some for their first few blocks (at least).
(This may not look like much, but I probably have enough fabric in this basket to make 2 or 3 quilts!)
These blocks were so simple and so fun to make.
No matching up seams.
No making sure you get the right color in the right place.
This was such a great project for a newbie quilter.
And a great way to use up scraps!
We followed Ashley's tutorial to make our first few blocks:
We made a big mess (I didn't mind) and had lots of fun.
No one else would pose for the camera :) but this is Keri who headed up this fun project. Thanks, Keri!
Of course, it would not be a true girls night, without treats, so I made
Nutter Butter Frozen Peanut Butter Pie:
24 Nutter Butter cookies
5 Tbsp. butter, melted
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla
8 oz. container of cool whip topping, thawed, divided
Crush cookies. Mix cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto bottom and sides of 9-inch pie plate. Mix cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar and vanilla on medium speed until well blended. Gently stir in 1-1/2 cups of whipped topping. Spoon into crust. Freeze 4 hours or overnight until firm. Let stand 1/2 hour before serving. Garnish with remaining whipped topping and additional cookies if desired. Special garnish ~ just before serving, drizzle chocolate syrup on plates.
**I'm such a sucker for chocolate and peanut butter! See here.**
One perk of working at a fabric store ~ cutting myself 3 inch strips of each one of these fabrics so I would have a nice variety of colors and prints in my quilt. About $15 for all of this (before my discount).