Sunday, October 20, 2013

October's BOM

I've been debating if I should be late with this month's pattern or if I should provide the pattern without having my blocks made. I've decided to give you the pattern and follow up with the blocks in a few days. So, here's the block.
 Click here for instructions. Check back later in the week, hopefully I'll have my blocks made and posted by Friday.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Quilt's Etc. BOM

I attend a class at a local quilt store called Quilt's Etc. We meet once a month usually on the first Saturday. Each year has a theme. Last year's theme was the old west. I actually finished the top of the quilt and will soon have it quilted. You can see it here.
This year's theme is barn quilts. We are given the choice of making a twelve inch block with the actual block or making a three inch block and setting it in a barn block that they have provided. I've decided to do both blocks. They provide the fabric and patterns for one of the blocks. We are given a choice of three different fabric themes. This year I chose Civil War fabrics. Here are my September blocks. First is the barn block made with the Civil War fabrics. I made a few changes to the block and ended up with a block a little bigger than the original.
 I also made the larger Ohio Star block. Since I used my civil war fabrics on the barn block, I decided to use some fabric that I won from the Henry Glass Blog. It is Hearthside Seasons by Kim Diehl. The background is not from the fabric line but I liked the way it looked with the other fabrics. I also decided to add an applique overlay and I'm thrilled with the results.
 I think this promises to be a fun and interesting year!