May 25, 2017


I'm going to be out of town half of June, so I decided to get a jump-start on the Block of the Month for the Temecula Valley MQG Charity BOM.  I followed the tutorial and ended up with 8.5-inch blocks.  Our Charity blocks are supposed to be 12.5-inches.  Dang!  The first photo shows the difference in the sizes.

I've been making 4 blocks each month, two are donated to the Charity BOM and two stay at Casa Prytz, for a future quilt.  So, now I have four 8.5-inch blocks to use in a future project.  The problem was that I should have waited until after the meeting; when the block was presented.  Natalie explained that she needed to add an inch to everything to make the 12.5-inch block that is our goal.

These are the correct 12.5-inch blocks.  The Woven Chevron block is a fun one.  You can find the tutorial for both sizes here.

May your bobbins always be full,

May 15, 2017

Time for a new challenge

Last year I challenged my fellow guild members to make a quilt, any size quilt, using only solid color fabric.  Those quilts are due at our meeting on Thursday.  At our board meeting last week, we decided to issue another challenge for everyone.  We had a couple of ideas and settled on what we're calling a Mag. Challenge.  I decided I'd do an "example" over the weekend.

For house #1, above, I ran out of the bird print and had to improvise, and one of the windows is too low!

For house #2, I really think the black and white print is too bold.

I love house #3, with the bad hombre's peeking out of the windows.

Here are all three houses together.  Below is the original photo, taken from the NYTimes Magazine of 5/7/17.

I concentrated on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th houses.  I'm very self-critical, but I think it's OK.  I don't have any plans for this example, and it may end up on a quilt back.

May your bobbins always be full,

May 8, 2017

Playing Catch-Up

I just realized that I've made two sets of  TVMQG BOM and not posted them.  I just made another set, so I'm playing catch-up and posting three sets in one post.

First, here are the blocks for March, the Four-Leaf Clover Block.

Next were the Modern Movement Blocks for April.

And finally, the Double Pinwheel Block for May.

All of the blocks are 12.5 inches square.  As I make the BOMs, I'm making 2 for our guild and 2 for a future quilt.  I'm always planning ahead.
May your bobbins always be full,