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Blessings! Isn't that a wonderful name for a little quilt? This was the featured quilt during a recent quiltalong hosted by the Temecula Quilt Company during the month of March. Five different basket blocks, some setting triangles, and the little "Blessings" mini top is ready for quilting.
I "auditioned" fabrics from my stash for the triangles. I do this a lot for smaller projects. I placed the blocks on some background fabrics and took some pictures. Then through the camera's eye, I chose what appealed to me the most. I know there can be "rules" about fabric choices, but essentially I choose what I like. In this case, I kept gravitating towards the blue fabric. After I chose the fabric I wanted, I saw on the selvedge that it is called "Blessings" by Brannock and Patek. So my "Blessings" quilt is surrounded by "blessings" fabric. How cool is that?
Here are the auditions that I didn't choose. I probably would have been OK with any of them, but I really did want a blue quilt!
The first ever Pocket Patchwork Sewalong is being hosted right now by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts. It's a six-week quiltalong with instructions posted once a week on Pam's blog. She calls the quilt, "Busy Work". I adore Pam's creations. You may remember that in the Fall I won the Frontier Foundations kit designed by Pam.You can see my finished quilt here. When I heard she was doing a quiltalong, I was in!
Pam is using blacks, browns, and neutrals and tells us "It is scrappy". This quilt has my name on it! I've been buying some blacks and browns, but had started to hoard them rather than use them. This would be a perfect chance to cut into them. In no time at all, I had finished the week's assignment. Block One was a charm...fun, easy, and makes me very anxious to get started on Block 2. Is the homework ready yet? The finished block is just 6 inches square!
Pam and Lynne (Kansas Troubles Quilters) are getting together to host an Alaskan Quilting Cruise in August. They call it "The Great Girlfriend Getaway". I know a quilter and her wonderful Woodworker Hubby who are planning to go on this cruise as a celebration of 33 years of marriage and good times. Cruising and quilting...can't get much better!
The Bloggers Block of the Month, hosted by Canton Village Quiltworks, is posted on the 25th of every month. I loved the March block, designed by Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew, and had fun using my brights.
If you go here, you'll see the rest of the blocks. Block 7 will fit right into the mix!
Thanks so much for dropping by. I have lots of projects in my sewing corner, but right now my quilting chair is calling me. It's a great day for quilting!