Monday, January 14

Block by Block...a daily dose of quilting

We have been searching for the "perfect" block of the month quilt for quite some time, tossing around various ideas of block choices, layouts and fabrics.  We decided that now that we are into January we need to kick 'er in gear and pick something as we were really beginning to the the 'PRO' in Procrastinate. 

After spending a night (or two) trying to iron out the details from quilts we liked, to layouts we thought were different, we finally settled on a project we both liked.  Saturday afternoon we both chose three fabrics that we thought we wanted to play with and decided to sew up a storm. . .

However, before we went great balls of fire on the new quilt we remembered that we have a group of gals interested in a block of the month/applique quilt.  The group is about ready to start something new, and we needed to start our sample.  

So Darci began the applique quilt, and Lacey the pieced quilt.

 We began to feel a bit confident after seeing our progress at the end of the day and decided to share our quilting journey with you all on a daily basis.  

With a deadline we can't continue to put the 'pro' in that procrastination word. . .right?

So starting today you will get to see our two quilts-block by block.
Make sure you check back each day to see the new groupings!

Block of the Month:  Quilt Block One
The two blocks above show the first block in our quilt.  As you can see we are offering the quilt in two colorways.

The one on the left shows fabrics from Primitive Gatherings and all blocks will be done in Black, Red and Cream.

The one on the right shows fabrics from BasicGrey's grunge fabrics and all blocks will be done in Green, Brown and Red.

It's always amazing to see how different the same block looks just by switching up the color of the fabric!!

Section one in the "Live Simply Quilt"

This quilt will have our Kansas Troubles feel to it and has both pieced blocks and applique.

If you like what you see and are wanting to join the group of gals who are anxious to start this quilt, you can note that they meet the first Thursday of each month at 1:30pm.

We will post the cost of both projects, dates/times, etc. at the very end of our block by block show and tell.
Our "great balls of fire" progress came to a sudden halt when we opened up a box Mr. Brown delivered today which suddenly looked more appealing than our BOM's did. . .

What a Noteworthy box of sunshine to open up on this chilly winter day!!

Until tomorrow. . . .
"Life should not be journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but to rather skid in sideways, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out screaming 'Whoo Hooo' What a Ride!"

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