That is all I have to show for my sewing accomplishments for the summer right now.
That is a pretty sad state of quilty affairs, if I say so myself.
Which I do ... since I need tell myself to get some serious quality time with my sewing machine!
Life is always better and happier when seen from my happy quilty place.
This block is Block 1 from a local BOM that I am participating in at
The program is set up so that you pay for the first block and a small registration fee and if you show up each month with your completed block you get the next block kit free.
I also signed up for the extra challenge kit at $6 per month.
My block is a variation of the sample block as I changed out two of the solid colors
and added the print to the quilt in the center square.
As long as you make the block, how you choose to place the colors and such is okay at Quilter's Way where they encourage creativity.
As Jane, the owner, is very creative this is a great way to learn new tips and tricks and techniques.
The method for making the above block was new to me and I really like it.
Sorry I cannot share what I learned as it is Jane's idea.
If you want to learn ...
See Jane Sew.
There were three choices of colorways for this Saturday Sampler BOM.
I signed up this year because I saw this fabric ...
... and I fell in love!
This fabric is from the
I wanted much more than the small pieces in the kit,
so I found it HERE at Fabric.com
which I purchased for the backing of my quilt.
I also purchased a yard of each on these fabrics at Quilter's Way on their monthly deal.
The one on the left is for my binding fabric, I think.
The one on the right will up here and there in my blocks.
The monthly deal is another good reason for participating in this Saturday Sampler.
There is so much quilty inspiration in this shop.
If you live near Acton Woods stop by
sometime and enjoy the creative vibes and friendly, knowledgeable people.
There are some other fun shops in this plaza an a good coffee spot.
I do not know what the layout of the final quilt will be.
That is a mystery that only Jane knows.
I like mysteries ... :)
Here are the rest of my monthly block kits that I have accumulated.
I used my "one free month" option last month as I did not get Block 2 done.
I did not get one quilt block sewn in the month of July???
:: sigh ::
I know there have been a lot of things that took priority over my sewing this summer,
but I still feel like such a slacker.
Time to sew!