May 24, 2013

Wooly Critters...

 Last year our Coffee Club created all of our own blocks of the month.
You saw each one as I finished it, and they were all mini quilts that hung
on a small tabletop rack. I got a chance to try new techniques or fine tune
some of the things I'd learned earlier. I recently gifted all of them to my dear
Vermont girlfriend, Denise so she could have and enjoy them at her house.
 For 2013, I suggested the Shabby Fabrics Country Cottages blocks of
the month (you can click the link on my left sidebar to download them).
We all agreed that they would be fun to do, and everyone else has 
completed January through May - while I finished steering the guild 
quilt project. I'm bummed that I haven't sewn a single block for this year!
 We're already thinking ahead to 2014 and what we wanted to do for next
year's Coffee Club project - and this is the pattern we settled on...
The "Wooly Critter Sampler" by Brandywine Designs.
 We have a choice of stitching in wools or cottons; machine or hand
applique' and I'm really happy that we will sew these all together into a
finished quilt. Kathy and Nora purchased all the patterns for us and let
us have them ahead of time - as long as we promised not to start on any of
 them prior to December so we could finish Block One on time in January.
 Although I didn't divide these in order to photograph, we will sew them
from one through twelve. I had to show you my three favorite blocks in
this picture...The Owl, The Crow and...ta daaa, The Squirrel and acorns!

A promise is a promise, so I won't cheat and start early.
I always keep my word. Friends and family can count on it.
But, as soon as December rolls around...

If you're interested in joining me for this block of the month in
2014, let me know. I can pre-order patterns if you want to play along.

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Buttons said...

Beautiful! I bet you are going to do block ten first? I absolutely love and cherish these mini quilts, more than you know. I am actually showing them to the ladies in the tech square group this morning. I told them about them the last time we met and now I get to share the full story. Hugs, from soggy Vermont!

Createology said...

Donna Dear you certainly do stay busy and find the most interesting projects. This set of monthly quilt blocks is sew adorable. With all of your recent hand applique practice you will zip through these each month. Saturday relaxing dear...
I will be hostessing my local Chamber Visitor Center and I expect to be very busy with lots of people visiting today!


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