Today started with the last meeting of the Pieced Block of the Month Quilt from the Golden Triangle Fabric Center in Starkville, Mississippi.
Lou Ann put some extra blocks on the back for whimsey. I just love how these creative ladies add touches like this to the backs of their quilts!
This is the colorway that I chose to make. I certainly hope my first pieced BOM will look this pretty! The audience was also audibly appreciative of this lovely quilt.
Mary Wallace showed how she used her practice blocks to stretch her BOM to two quilts. That is Mary in the rose blouse to the left.
I love the way she set the blocks at angles and blended the blue, green and maroon of the BOM with the tans of her practice squares. That angled block technique surely has a name, but I've not gotten that far in my Quilt Knowledge.
Then Dot Livingston wowed us with her BOM with braided sashing and some extra half square triangles in the outer border. WOW!
Dot has promised to teach a class on braided sashing. Sign me up for that one!
Gloria Reeves took a different approach by adding to her blocks to make them quite large. I forget how many inches she said they became.
Gloria quilted each block, and she is in the process of connecting each block for a finished quilt.
I want to learn that "quilt as you go" method also!
Lou Ann would not show her pretty face long enough for me to snap a picture of her AND her quilt. Nor did I manage to catch on camera memory card Golden Triangle Fabric Center owner Everlyn Johnson. She is always in perpetual motion!
More pictures to show you of the pieced BOM for next year from this fabric shop! I've already signed up!
So, just an hour meeting this morning has me really jazzed to finish my first pieced BOM quilt!
I could not work on it today, though.
We're pushing around the clock on the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church porcelain ornament orders. Blog post to come on that project, I promise!