|My awesome September Block Swap Adventure block from Samantha.|
|Doesn't it look good with one of the others.|
All of a sudden I'm being buried in blocks!
Yesterday I started the LQS BOM at Sewingly Yours. For a mere $10.68 I get a new star block pattern and the fabric (5 coordinating batiks) for the making the block. As long as I complete my homework of finishing my block each month and then attend the next monthly meeting, I get the other 11 kits free! Plus they teach you any techniques that you need to know. I have always liked to learn new techniques and having that requirement is a motivator.
I went right home and sewed up my first star!
And using the little triangles cut off the flying geese and some other scraps I whipped up this block which I think will be a mug rug.
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Sunday night I joined the Blogger's BOM sponsored by Canton Village Quilt Works. I had a stack of stash fabric from my last Block Swap Adventure block that I really liked.
So I added the gray and white fabric from my stash and made the first block.
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BTW have I told you how much I love star blocks? Because I really really do and when Moose on the Porch Quilts posted block one for her Fat Quarters Star Quilt-a-long I knew I needed to do this one too.
I went to my stash again and found 16 prints to coordinate and cut them into fat quarters. Six all pink or pink and white prints, six all green or green and white prints, and 4 green, white, pink prints. I will use a white for the background. What's funny is that 14 of these prints were fabric I bought about 5 years ago. It was when I was well on my way to recovery from the cancer and chemo and was feeling creative. I wanted to get back into quilting as I had missed it so much. I didn't really have the space and my tools were all packed away. But that didn't stop me. I went to Joann's week after week for about 2 months and bought 2 yards each of the fabrics above on sale. I didn't know about the LQS back then. I wanted to make a new quilt for my bed. Then I started graduate school. The fabrics of course were never used. So this will be a perfect use of them and I will have plenty of yardage for a pieced back. Oh and I wanted to make a star quilt then too! So as I was cutting all of those fat quarters I cut two from each fabric.
That means I have one set to give away!
If you would like your own stack of 16 fat quarters to participate in the quilt-a-long or just to add to your stash do the following and comment for each one you do.
1. Be a follower or tell me if you already are.
2. Tell me what BOM or quilt-a-longs you are participating in now.
The giveaway will end October 11th at 5pm.
|Trying a white background for my DS Quilts mini quilt swap.|