Monday, January 19, 2009

2009 BOM / Allatoona Quilters' Guild

Tomorrow we will be starting our 2009 Block of the Month at the Allatoona Quilters' Guild. Tina has designed a great quilt for us to make. She put together the pattern in book format and even had it spiral bound. We sold these to each interested member for only $6 to recover the copying charge. What a bargain.

Tina is teaching the first block which is the double four patch that is used for the chain. She will also be reviewing cutting and piecing (especially that dreaded 1/4 inch seam) for all the newer quilters. We will be making 12 of these blocks that are 12 inches finished.

We will be making the center feathered start block a little at a time so that people will be able to make a complicated block, just a step at a time. Tomorrow we will be cutting out outermost points - everyone should be able to do that, especially with Tina's able assistance.

As you can see by the above photograph, Tina designed the quilt as a two color quilt. She is using red and beige as her colors. She is also making hers very scrappy. I decided to follow her lead and make a two color quilt but doing it in my style.

This is my background. I have lots of black with white fabrics that I will be using.

And here is my "red". Many of these were from my birthday FQ's that I got in November and of course, I have lots more lime green in my stash. I had to stop pulling them or I can't even fit them in my project box.
I can't wait to see how this is looking - hopefully I will have some blocks to show you tomorrow.

Also today, we celebrated Danielle's birthday which is actually tomorrow. We had a great brunch at a new to us restaurant in Marietta called Douceur de France. It is a great place and I would highly recommend it if you are ever near downtown Marietta.


  1. What a fabulous colour combination.

    love and hugs Gina xx

  2. Love your color combination! Will you be showing us your progress as it continues?

    Looking forward to watching this!!

  3. Dear Melinda, I love this Quilt of you. I would also sew with pleasure this pattern. Is there maybe a possibility to come to the pattern for it? I come from Germany and I would be glad really very much if you could help me. I would be glad about an answer very much. Best regards Sandra


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