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February 12, 2013

Smiling, I shut the door and went back to my desk and reached for the phone.  "Posted to Death" by Dean James ♦♦♦◊◊

Back in September I posted pictures of the first half of the year's ROM (Row of the Month) that I am designing and hosting at the quilt shop. February is Month 12, when the whole thing comes together. I have the last month's fabrics and block pattern chosen, but I haven't designed the applique. The color is Yellow-Orange, so I'm thinking my quilters are safe from the stereotypical Valentine's Day muck.

Of course I'll share the big reveal with you when the top is finished (the end of this month), but here's a catch up on the rows since I last posted.

Lemon Meringue PieJanuary / Yellow

Just a bunch of Flying Geese, right? I've heard geese are mean. These sure were. I don't know what happened, but for two of the three blocks my individual units were bottom heavy but barely reached the ¼" above the point. Then the last block (the 'different' one in the center) just about kicked my butt. How many ways can you put this block together incorrectly? Well I'm here to tell you: At least FOUR ways. Sheesh.

Winter RR
December / Blue Violet

Okay, I'm having problems being modest here. That is one incredibly gorgeous stitchery pattern there.

November RR
November / Blue

The block is "Rolling Star" but in honor of Thanksgiving, I named it "Roly-Poly Rolling Star". Seemed fitting. (Unlike my jeans)

Pumpkin Pie
November detail

Seriously? It's pumpkin pie. What's not to love? (There was also a pattern for a dollop of whipped cream - I'm not sure whether it will make it to the final project or not.) The fabric for the 'pumpkin' was the same - the top of the pie was the 'right' side of the fabric, the fabric for the slice part is the other side. Perfect match. I maintain that you pay for both sides of the fabric, so you should use whatever side works for your project.

October RROctober / Red Violet

For some reason, this was my favorite block to piece. It really is a fairly bland block, but it rang my bell. (Heh)

And for the Duckettes visiting my blog today, here's a sneak peek of part of a class coming to a quilt shop near you this spring...

Springy Peek


permalink 3 Comments:
At 2/12/2013 12:32 PM, Blogger Scrapatches Babbled Back:  

Sew pretty. I love yellow so these geese look cute to me. Of course, I was not the one trying to get the little guys all flying the right way. I do love flying geese but I find them to be a bit of a challenge sometimes.

Love the "Winter" with the snowflake.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment ... :) Pat

At 2/12/2013 4:59 PM, Blogger Carrie P. Babbled Back:  

you have been working on some fun stuff. Like the pie!

At 2/12/2013 8:56 PM, Blogger Lorna McMahon Babbled Back:  

Your sense of humour is awesome, Pat... And your quilting is too! Love the comment you made about the fabric used to make the pumpkin pie. I think it would be great with whipped cream. At least that's the way I like it! The last pic. Wow! Looks interesting... Keep us posted on the Quilting community on Google+, please!

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