When I saw Barbara Brackman's new BOM, I had to join in. It's only one block per month! And she is adding lots of history about wagon trains going west - one of my favorite topics. I love to read about the "Westering Women!" Here is the first block.
I showed this quilt in December when it was just a top. Now it's finished and will be donated to a child in the hospital. I am demonstrating how to make the ten minute block at my guild today and this is the sample to show how it looks when put together,
When I was looking for backing I cam across this "cat" fabric in my closet. The colors were perfect, but it wasn't quite enough. That was easily fixed by surrounding it with this coral colored fabric. I probably got the cat fabric at a garage sale. The fabrics for the top of the quilt were from Good Will.
It was fun quilting the top with the squiggly lines. Some of the quilting thread was variegated. The purple shows up at dark blue in the photo. I didn't really put 3 squares of blue together.
In September I participated in a "bow tie" block exchange and had been trying to decide how to use them. Yesterday I saw the eagle block (found at a garage sale as well a few years ago) in my closet and when I put it up on my design wall with some of the bow tie blocks, I knew it was what I wanted. It has to fit on a particular quilt hanger which is 29" wide and with 7 blocks across it comes to 28". It's not all sewn together yet, but that shouldn't take long. It will be nice to have another patriotic wall hanging for July 4th!
Have a great quilty week!