Jun 14: Bought the project.
Jul 14: Got the first 2 blocks in the mail & all the coordinating fabrics for sashing, borders & backing.
Jul 16: Never done a BOTM project. I am going to try to do this one month by month starting this evening. Also my first paper piecing. Finished the paper piecing part.
Jul 17: Cut the squares in 1/2 square triangles & pressed. Cut off the dog ears & removed the paper. Layout out the 2 16" blocks & started sewing the rows together.
Jul 21: Have a few minutes to continue sewing the rows together.
Apr 12: Joyce asked if there was fabric with Scriptures on it. I found this panel & been playing with layout options to show her. If she likes it, fine, If not, I've had some fun.
Apr 13: Fabric is on the way. Just ordered the teal for borders.
Apr 17: All the fabric came in today. Bought a bit of border sashing since I can't use the top & bottom of the panels.
Jan 10, 2022: My friend never had the health to work with me on this. I miss her.
This is a modification of a quilt posted on MSQC. I turned the blocks on point.
The Quatrefoil Quilt: Easy Quilting Tutorial with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co
Feb 13: I learned a new quilting word today that is actually quite common--Quatrefoil. The fabric used here grabs me whenever I dare to enter Sew Original quilt shop.
Feb 14: Started off with a horizontal quilt layout but like the on-point rendition much better for these fabrics.
Feb 28, 2022: For 6 years, I have been hoping for chance to make this quilt. Soon.
Dec 29: Been wanting to try a Bargello. When I saw this on the wall at the local quilt shop (all I needed was one strip to have enough binding for my Wimpy quilt), my mathematical mind couldn't resist. Of course they had kits with the same fabrics so I paid way too much even at 20% off, may go insane trying to follow the detailed instructions (Yikes!) but I so want this on my cabin living room wall over the TV.
I used to kayak many moons ago & it is still in my blood. In fact, I read this pattern as kayak and only later realized it was canoe.
I did better than usual when spending an afternoon in my favorite quilt shop. This is just a small project. I feel in love with the cranberry red marble (called cherry but what does Moda know?) & built a project around it adding some sharply contrasting whites & blacks. For lack of anything better, I picked up a fat quarter of white Christmas fabric with a gray music score on it. Hey, whatever works.
Nov 16, 2013: Purchased the project and did the EQ7 Layout. Learned that while this quilt block is modern looking, it dates back to at least 1895. And that was the year my grandfather was born!.
Nov 17: Went wild with variations. I love a versatile pattern! Now I think I like the last one with just a kiss of solid black.
Jul 29, 2016: Added two more.
Feb 02: The highlight of my search was discovering The White House just three hours away in South Carolina. I drove down Thursday (Ffeb 02) and spent a couple of wonderful hours with Cyndi Andrews. What a host she is! She tells me she has been friends with Jim & Jan since way before they became famous. Her shop was the Shore's residence for 17 years before becoming the shop it is today. What a wonderful & dangerous place to visit. Now I just need to get a group field trip together so Cyndi can entertain us using her famous chef skills. I did a lot of online shopping before discovering The White House. Oh if I had only known. All their fabric is $6 yard when one goes to the shop. Online they have to sell it for $9/yd. These pictures are of the magnificent quilts there in the shop & of items I bought from Cyndi.
Dec 2011: During my trips to see my kids and Ye Olde Forest, there were the most beautiful fabrics laid out in the back room being cut into kits. Blocks actually. Someone had been hard at work! Thus I joined my first Block of the Month Club. The kits weren't ready for me to bring mine home so I may start off behind. For a simple longarmer, this kind of piecing will be a challenge.
When I unrolled the 12 piece fat quarter bundle of Stonehenge fabrics by Northcott, I saw what I really had. Oh yes! That dark blue & green batik is used only on the 2nd border. The focal fabric & 3rd border are the same. The background is the lightest batik we could find with just a hint of pale yellow.
Sep 10, 2011: Purchased the project.
May 31, 2010: Purchased the kit.
April 29, 2011: Shipped the kit to Joan
In 2015: Got it back again.