WOW ! The GCQ monthly challenge for September is to use the “fortune” from a fortune cookie to create a quilt block or project. At the August meeting Lynne passed out fortune cookies for us to pick one. The one I picked was perfect for me. It said, “Treat yourself to a special time this coming weekend”, so today I did.
Many guild members know how I enjoy using crumbs or small scraps of fabric. I went through my crumb pile and pulled out several triangles that were trimmed from a past project. I did cut triangles from a neutral to create half-square triangle units then pinwheels. The pinwheels would only finish at 8 ½” so I decided to add scrappy strips as a frame so they would square up to 12 ½ “ and finish at 12”. This is what I made.
Plus, I decided to play some more with the crumbs left from trimming the triangles. I pulled out a few more strings and did not stop until I had pieced 8 more triangles.
What a perfect "fortune" for me. I look forward to seeing what others do inspired by their "fortune" cookie. I hope many guild members enjoy this monthly challenge as much as I did.