Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Blocks of the month

Blocks of the month offered by some wonderful quilt designers, for free, and those by paid subscription, are a great solution for me to feel like I’m getting a lot done without a lot of effort!

I cannot sew for long periods of time, and I can’t cut or press for long periods of time.  The idea of making a quilt in a weekend, or even a week, would be a goal that would just frustrate me.

By following the patterns offered on a monthly basis, I can pretty quickly cut and sew the block, and feel like I got something accomplished that day.  I enjoy seeing the quilt grow, and using my stash for making up the blocks.  Here’s a pic of the blocks done in January and February - assorted jan feb 09

The two on the left column are from My Quilt Village, and will be a wallhanging.  The star in the upper middle column is from Women of Influence, the Kansas City Star 2009 block of the month (This one does cost $3 for each month as a pdf download, and comes with a little history about a “woman of influence” in the later 1800s.  Below the star are the first two blocks of Beth Ferrier’s b.o.m. Now and Forever.  The upper right corner is a Pearl P. Perrera mystery quilt (register or sign in to the message board to access the blocks), and the baskets are from Anne Sutton’s Bunny Hill Designs called A Tisket A Tasket.

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southern Ontario, Canada
I began quilt-making in January 2001, as therapy following diagnosis a chronic autoimmune condition. I enjoy creating and exploring hand and machine applique, machine piecing, english paper piecing, machine quilting, and machine embroidery. I have been working with Electric Quilt for several years and I'm comfortable with just about very aspect of using EQ to design pieced, applique, and embroidery quilts. I'm an early retired Mom with two teenager and a son who'll be married in Fall '09. My husband is my biggest quilting supporter.

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