I used Cape Ann charm packs by Moda with a few similar-colored charms from my stash. Once the quilt top came together, it sure looked like a baby quilt, so I decided to name the quilt "Baby Tricks", a play on words with the Card Tricks pattern.
I completely finished my small hexies quilt...handquilted and bound, all set and on display! This is the October pattern, Hexagon Flowers Doll Quilt, chosen by Kathleen Tracy for her Small Quilt of the Month program. Check out her blog at A Sentimental Quilter to get more info. These small quilts are very inspiring and take a lot less time to make than a bed quilt!
I also rediscovered the Canton Village Quiltworks Bloggers Block of the Month program. I began this in September 2011 with quilters from across the globe. Hosted by the lovely Jackie of CVQ, the BBOM featured a variety of very talented quilt block designers. I had let the months slide a little bit during the summer, but yesterday and this morning, I completed the final four blocks. Here is my little parade of blocks...
June, designed by Pam at Pam Kitty Morning
July, designed by Victoria at Bumble Beans Inc.
And last, but not least, September, designed by Sarah at The Last Piece.
Next month, Jackie will bring us full circle. On October 25, she will give us the information to complete the setting of the blocks. I've really enjoyed this! Every bnlock was so much fun to put together. I was keeping up with the blocks every month until the warmer weather arrived. I bet I wasn't the only one!
I decided to tackle a few smaller projects as well. I love wandering over to the Moda Bake Shop to see what new projects are available in the Recipes section. All the instructions are free and I love a bargain! I found a pattern for a Strippy Charm Pouch by Kim Sherrod here. Kim blogs at Lily Patch Quilts and is giving readers a tutorial for a 4-block table topper. Block 3 is posted here with a link to the previous blocks.
So, without further ado, my Strippy Charm Pouches...
The pouches will have new homes soon. One will be a draw prize filled with some goodies at the Ocean Waves Quilt Society's quarterly meeting that is being held in Port Hawkesbury on Saturday at 11:00 am. Our local guild, the Tea Thyme Quilters, will be hosting. The day is always a lot of fun with quilting friends from near and far, lots of quilting conversations and inspiration, a few vendors, and perhaps some show and tell to go along with some yummy treats!
Madame Samm's "Leafs Me Happy" blog hop starts on October 1 and I will be one of 11 excited quilters who will be posting our leaf-themed blocks on Day One. Capable cheerleader and creative host Cherry, at CherryBlossoms Studio, has all the info. Visit her to see the schedule and prepare to get leafed! The blog hop goes from October 1-10. See you on Monday!
It's a great day for quilting!