Saturday, April 5, 2014


I haven't dropped out and I didn't let my blocks slide into the UFO pile.  I actually finished these on time last month, but Life got in the way.  I didn't have time to blog about them.  I headed to Denver, My mother was very ill. 


This is a very intriguing block.  It was easy to imagine it as a quilt in a different color scheme.  I do believe a quilt using this block will be on my to do list. I know I will make a couple of samples in fabrics and colors I love to audition the block.  BTW I find playing with the paisleys is like being given lemons and making lemonade.  They are starting to grow on me. 

I went to take the pictures of the blocks and discovered I had already sent my swap partner her block so I won't be able to show it to you (Unless she sends me a picture of it)
I love Wahoo or Eureka moments.  This edit is one I am so glad to do.  I went to our "journey" site and realized I did have a pic of the swap partners block.  I just hadn't filed it in my quilt project folder.  Her block is on the left.  I  enjoy working with the fabrics I chose for her block

This is my primary paisleys.  I still am not enthralled with the colors but the are growing on me.  I find myself with each block trying to find a more attractive way of using them together. 
When working on this block be very careful with direction of the Partial seam Units with the snowball blocks. 
My second paisley color combo is turning out to be a winner I am enjoying using these "dated" fabrics.  Most of them do not seem to be as heavy a fabric as the burgundy and blue Paisleys.  Remember I am only using paisleys from my stash and most of these are at least 40 years old.  The light one in this block I know I purchased about 2000, maybe even earlier.  The newest paisley in my collection was a Hoffman challenge fabric which I never used for that purpose, but did have designs to use it for that.  Instead it is now in it's own quilt I participated in one of Bonnie hunters mysteries.  These are the blogs for that:
Sorry to say it is almost a UFO.  It is sitting out where I can see it so I will have thoughts to finish it into at least a "flimsy". 
Right now my time has been devoted to this BOM and the mystery I am hosting for guild.  You can find that on my blog too.  If you would like you can play along here:
Clue 4:
Clue 5:

See you next month with Q. 
I can't imagine what Dorothy will present to us.

This alphabet BOM is a twenty-six month Trip with
Dorothy Young, owner, of the yahoo group "A Pocketful of Mysteries".
This Block of the Month quilt series began in January 2013, and will continue for the next two years.
The yahoo site for this trip is:
I have found the construction of the blocks simple. 
I recommend you start with the first block if you are a beginner. 
There are simple techniques you will pick up on the journey.

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.
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
All recipes, pictures, and writings are my own.
I give credit for items which belong to other people in my blogs .
Please do not copy without permission

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