Designing a quilt is a rush in and of itself, putting together the pattern is work and fun, and publishing the pattern is a little worrying: will people will like it, and/or even make it? When it is well-received, and then made by others, that rush become euphoric, truly. It's akin to seeing your child win an award, in school or in life. These are our quilt babies. I have loved seeing this baby evolve.
For those of you curious about the name, the Beothuk (Bay-uh-tuck) were an indigenous people of Canada, Newfoundland to be exact, who were wiped out by white Europeans. It's a very sad story, one you can read more fully in this post. The block is known as the Baby Bud, and it was used as block 13, for Shanawdithit, the last known survivor of her people, in the 150 Canadian Women QAL with Kat of Next Step Quilt Designs, a quilt along I loved being a part of. Yes, I do have to finish that quilt! Next quarter. When making block 13, and 15, which is similar, I noticed that when oriented a certain way, these blocks could create a star, and the design was born once I put it into EQ8.
My sponsors have been so very generous, as per usual! Bernie of Needle & Foot Fine Fabrics is my main sponsor, and the person who said, when I'd mused that ha, maybe we should do a quilt along with my November Blogger Bundle I'd curated for her shop, "Yes! Let's do it, Sandra!" and this year's QAL was born. And yes, the bundle for this quilt is still available in her shop, but I believe only one or two are remaining.
You can read all about my sponsors and what they are offering in this post.
Thank you so very much for quilting along with me. There is a trust relationship when one joins in with a quilt along, and I hope you are as happy with your quilt as I am with my two!
All right! Let's get this party started! The link up is below. If you have any trouble, please do not hesitate to email me a photo of your quilt: ephdra at gmail dot com and I will link you up!