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Block of the Month Updates and a finish

The finish first.

Last October I took a class from our guild from Melinda Bula.  This was a bugger for me to quilt, but it's done.  Yeah!

I've been working on Fat Quarter Shops Designer mystery quilt for the last 8 months.  I got a little behind at the holidays and caught up this weekend.  Here are blocks 7 & 8.  (I am making 2 of each block so I'll end up with 2 quilts at the end of the year.)

Then they decided to have a free block of the month that has some adorable blocks and although I swore I wasn't going to do anymore block of the months, I couldn't resist this one. I have a ton of Pam Kitty Garden and Love fabrics that I'll use.
So last year I did the Pat Sloan block of the month and tried to resist this year but just couldn't.  So I went through all my fabrics and found this line that I am going to use for the BOM
And last year at the local quilt stores big quilt event, they had the Kimberbell sisters as guests and fell in love with their stuff.  And right after that, Shabby Fabrics announced their pillow of the month club so yep, signed up for that one too.
And of course our guild has a block of the month.  You make a block, turn it in and get a ticket and then they draw.  If your number comes up, then you get all the blocks.  I liked the focus fabric of this months so I thought I'd do it this month.

So that's what I've worked on this weekend.  (Well the Melinda Bula has been in my pile of quilts to be quilted since November.)

I also got my ironing board covered this weekend.  Finally.  The old cover was so brown and ugly.
Here it is with the new cover.  The fabric is some remnant fabric I bought so my sister-in-law could cover this wonderful little foot stool my dad made for me.
I've used it several times already.  Thanks dad and Marcy.

I do have to work this Monday (Martin Luther King birthday) and then on Tuesday but I have Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off so I can go to Road to California with my friends.  I am taking Anita Shackleford Coxcomb applique class and a Downton Abbey mystery class.  Can't wait.  Going to see some friends I haven't seen for a while too.

Thanks for looking.  Updated my to do list too.  It's long this time because I went through all my fabric packs and am listing them.  It was eye opening to see the list.  I even took pictures of all of the kits so I can have on my cell and won't buy more fabrics.  Ha!


  1. Oh my gosh. Productive is an understatement! Please post a close up of the M Bula quilt. I'd love to see the quilting.

  2. That quilt is so beautiful, Barbara! I love it - great job! I so wish I could have made it to that class. Gorgeous.

  3. Lovely blocks Barbara and an AMAZING quilt. Wow! Congrats on your first finish of the year.

  4. I love them all! You are amazing!

  5. Love yor quilt and BOMs. Absolutely love your pillow, great addition to your decorations

  6. wow. Your list makes mine look like I'm a novice! :) Glad you're able to knock some of them out. wow. Pillows, BOMs, classes? I don't know how you keep them straight! LOVE seeing all the productivity!!


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