Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mystery BOM Sampler Quilt.

Block   & Border Fabrics
Last Monday, our group, The Jimboomba Quilters and Stitchers commenced sewing a mystery sampler quilt organised by one of our members Cindi.  Each month we will make one block, 9 in total and hopefully  finish it on our retreat in October.  Over the past year we have had a few new members join who have not done much quilting before so this idea was formed to help them learn some of the quilting basics. In all, 14 people have decided to do the quilt including myself.  By the fun we all had on Monday, I think it will be a great success.  We were given our requirements list a few weeks ago so I chose to sort through some of my stash fabric and came up with the group above called Old Fashioned Charm. Only needed to buy the sashing fabric but am going to wait until I have a few blocks made before choosing one. The block below is the first completed.
Jacob's Ladder  January Block
When I started quilting a number of years ago, most of the fabrics I chose were pastels as above but I also loved country colours containing chook and cow designs so needless to say I have plenty of these fabrics floating around.  This year I am going to try to use some of these up and reduce my stash.  Wish me luck.....
Till next time ...........  HAPPY STITCHING.

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