November 13, 2017

Folksy Flock Quilt B Blocks

These larger B Blocks sure went together faster than the more fiddley A Blocks.  There are a total of 23 B Blocks.

In the finished quilt, these larger Flying Geese will not be so close together, rather they'll be widely spread.

 Now to make some of the C Blocks so I can start the assembly of the quilt top.
May your bobbins always be full,

November 11, 2017

New project

I've been doing a lot of traveling this year.  By the end of the year, I'll be away from home for over 100 days.  The downside is lack of quilting time.

A couple of months ago, my grandson Oden who is 18, asked me to make him a quilt for his bed.  His two specifications were:
1. a quilt with a pattern  
2. a white background.  

Should be easy, right?  I took my time and finally decided on the Folksy Flock quilt pattern from issue 48 of Love Patchwork and Quilting.  The pattern is for a 72" x 80" quilt so I had to do some math and come up with a plan for a double-size bed quilt.  Fun times!

This was my first fabric pull, I ended up adding many more greens because I didn't want all the blocks to look the same.

Here are the "A" blocks.  There are 33 of them but I only laid out 30.

Now, on to the next phase!

May your bobbins always be full,

October 27, 2017

More BOM stitchin'

It seems as if the only sewing I've accomplished lately is Blocks of the Month for my Modern Quilt Guild.  It's true, but I have a good excuse, I've been doing a lot of traveling.  In August, I went to Iceland, in September I "did" the Ultimate Gameday Weekend Tour, and in October I went to Spain for two weeks.  Altogether, I'm traveling over 100 days this year.

All that traveling has cut into my stitching time.  I have one small project to do and two large quilts in the planning stages.  Wish me luck.

You can find the info on the Spools BOM on the guilds' blog, here.
May your bobbins always be full,