Wednesday, January 23, 2013

BLOCK OF THE MONTH: A is for Antique tile

A twenty-six month Journey

Dorothy Young is owner of the yahoo group "A Pocketful of Mysteries". She is beginning this Block of the Month quilt. 
The yahoo site for this is:

I belong to a small Internet group and told them about the BOM.  This is unusual for me because they know I don't usually do BOMs.  The appeal of this one was using my stash and having something to motivate me to sew.  I have been letting "life" get in the way with my "me" time.  When I wrote about the BOM, I commented I was worried
I would stick to it for the twenty-six months.

Internet friend to the rescue. She wrote me an email and asked if I wanted to take her along on the journey.  She would make a block for me when she made hers and I would make a block for her.  At the end of the twenty-six months we would have a memory quilt from each other.

I had already decided to make my blocks with paisley fabrics.  (I'm looking to clean them out of the stash).  I don't want to run out of the 2 constant fabrics so I won't be able to use them for her blocks. 
I will need to choose another pallet for hers.

A constant fabric is one that is used in all the blocks.  They add continuity to a quilt. I will use other fabrics in each block with the constants.

This month is the ANTIQUE TILE block. 
This is the block I have made for myself:

When I went to the stash to pick out fabrics for my friend, 
there were two which stood out immediately.  They were civil war fabrics. 
One of them had colors she liked (harvest colors).

These are the constant fabrics for her:

This is the block I made for her:

Block for me from my friend:

One thing I will be doing on this journey is keeping a journal. 
I will send my friend a copy of my page about what was going
on in my life while I was working on our blocks.  
Join us in this 2 year journey. There are several hundred friends taking the trip
The following, are blogs written each month on my journey through the alphabet.
I have been hosting a mystery for my guild. 
This is the link for the blog for the mystery:
Other blog sites by me:
Where I have stories of my cats and other pets
a blog about my courtship with my husband,
and a blog about my most embarrassing moment.
A "Soap box" blog where I do air my opinions.
blogs about the wildflowers on our farm
Organic methods we use, some cooking and some poetry,
blogs about Seed sprouting, insects, and garden pictures
Blog about an endangered beneficial beetle
New Blog:
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