I wasn't going to link up this month, as I'm a tad preoccupied with Dayna's quilt and heading to Florida shortly. However, the day was balmy, the sun out a bit, so it had to happen.
As the newsletter person, I ran the Block of the Month for the Fort Saskatchewan Quilt Guild in 2003. I found this BOM online, designed by Tish of Florida. (interesting, I now count amongst my dear QBL friends another Tish) I did a search and can't find anything anymore. What I loved was that the blocks were different sizes and that there were two or three options as to fitting them together for the final layout. She gave you a little story as to the personal meaning for her of each block she chose.
I went a little crazy with FMQ. I had found Kathy Sandbach and she it was who changed my FMQ life. I saw her on Alex Anderson's "Simply Quilts" on HGTV, and bought both of her books. WOW.
|Don't you just love both FMQ snowflakes? Sulky Holoshimmer thread in much of this quilt|
|Feathers in the border! Hands down my favourite motif. I see this today, and I would be adding pebbles in the spine, echoing 2-3 times, and mashing down around the feathers|
|Love how all the various-sized blocks fit together like a puzzle|
|Used up extra pieces and one extra boat block on the back. Pieced my label in as a part of the backing|
|2003 Block of the Month|
|Lovely texture, and here you can kind of see the Holoshimmer sparkle on the 36-patch centre of the star|
|The star centre motif is one Judy found. Love most madly!|
I wasn't going to post, because it takes an hour usually for me, overthinking that too, am I?! Oh yes, overthinking is what I DO... The quilt measures 69 X 71 3/4". Outside of the leaves main fabric, I bought the striped binding fabric at a quilt shop in the country near Sangudo, Alberta, a shop my aunt had taken me to. All the other fabric I had in my stash. Apparently I've been a stash-extender for some time. Not a hoarder, no not me.
Anyhow, I might not respond for a few days to comments, but I will, rest assured. I'm linking up with Jen at A Quarter Inch From the Edge for Throwback Thursday. Love this linky party.
|Lakeside Beach, Lake Erie January 7 - look at that sky!|