I did December's block of the month the next day.. I wanted to get it done and out of the way so I didn't have to worry about it over the holdiays.. Here is one half of the block (right of the two pictures. My daughter is 5'2")
They are suppose to be put together as in the far left picture, but I want to balance out the quilt. I'll put one on one side and one on the other.. The same will happen to the other side of the quilt's scheduled block.
I am amazed, I actually got a few things done BEFORE Christmas.. Okay, so I bought the Snow Folk last year thinking I would get them done in time, at least it is done before THIS christmas.. I did have fun doing these.. :)
Here is the block of the month I am currently working on. I fell in love with the colors, and it being batik interested me more..
This quilt is designed for us to either follow along in class, or to encourage us to make changes to it. I have opt'ed to make a few color changes, and to rearrange just a few of the blocks to make the center mariner star more prominant. The picture that is posted of the full quilt, is how Pacific Fabric's designer has done hers. I will put mine side by side when it is done to show the difference. I will also take a few other pictures to show what others have done with theirs at the end..
My first Block of the month I ever did was almost all applique. I almost didn't sign up for it as I hated applique, but my friend, Lisa, wanted to join and wanted a friend to go along with, soooooooooooooo needless to say, I have really learned to like it..
I have come to the point of my life, my kids are grown and mostly out of the house. The two boys are out of the house (one has given me a grandbaby) and I still have one 17 year old at home.. A couple of years ago, I decided it was time for me, and things I want to do. QUILTING is one of them. I had a singer machine I picked up at Sears for $120 dollars about 5 years ago, and tried to sew away. I made a few dresses and items for the Women's primitive skills weekend that I go to once a year. When I started to sew on it for quilts, I began to hate it and to hate fighting with it. So I finally spent the money on something I really wanted. Then joined a quilters guild, so I would actually make time for me to do things.. Now I'm having a blast, sewing, and doing other crafts I enjoy. I have uploaded a lot of pictures, to try and catch me up-to-date, so I can continue from here forward.. :)