We're ten days into the month and I feel like I have accomplished so much already.
I finished my March scrappy quilt challenge way ahead of schedule.
Every month on the Small Quilt Talk forum, Kathy challenges us to make a small quilt from one of her four books. The goal is to have twelve small quilts completed by the end of the year. It is not necessary to participate every month and it is up to each individual to make as many or as few as wanted.
If you're thinking that you might like to join in or find out more about it, click HERE.
I'm also participating in a mystery quilt BOM that is designed by my friend Darlene who also happens to be the President of our Fundy Tide quilting guild.
Hers is a little different from the traditional BOM in that she started with a center medallion to which a new design is added to the perimeter every month.
This is mine with the first two months completed made entirely from Civil War and reproduction fabrics...
and here is Darlene's including the third row.
Isn't it gorgeous?
For this month, Darlene elected to add machine appliqued feathers to the third row. Of course I wanted to get started on mine right away but when I started to go through my stash to pull some green fabrics, I found that I was direly lacking in greens.
So what's a gal to do?
Go shopping, of course!
Yesterday morning, Mr. Painted Quilt, Ollie and I headed off to my NSLQS (not-so-local quilt shop) and here's the green fabric I purchased...
And to make the trip worthwhile, I also purchased some 30 wt embroidery thread for the machine applique as well as a new seam ripper...just in case.
This will be my first attempt at machine applique so I thought that I'd better be prepared in the event that I am faced with the worse case scenario...and you all know what that means. Perish the thought!
I can't wait to get started!
It's never too late to join in. Darlene posts each new segment on her blog every month on the night after our guild meeting. Her instructions are easy to follow and are accompanied by step-by-step photos. Click HERE if you'd like to have a look.
I've also managed to add the fifth row to my Grandmother's Flower Garden and just started another.
I'm determined to have the top completed by the end of April...in the year 2013! *wink*
And what do Ollie and Frankie think of it all?