While the Madeira Strippy Quilt percolates on the wall, I decided to start on the Kansas City Star Block of the Month for 2008. Every year the Star publishes a BOM in their Star Magazine on the third Sunday of the month. I so-o-o look forward to seeing what they will come up with every year. I did not do last year's as it just didn't "turn me on" for some reason. However I have done several in the past--Women of Grace and Charm, Libertyville, and Birds of a Feather. The quilts are done by local designers and seem to have both pieced and appliqued elements.
I prepped the first block yesterday for machine blanketstitch. Instead of using the suggested color schemes of either red & green or lavendar & green, I decided to strike out on my own with a turquoise/corally red/gold scheme ala Sue Spargo!!! The only thing that is a bit of a problem for me with these KC* BOMs is that they are mystery quilts. I am not a big fan of mystery quilts--only because I can't really visualize a color scheme. Oh, well, live dangerously once in awhile LOL! The quilt, The Circuit Rider, was redrafted from an 1862 piece made for a clergyman who traveled to several churches--the circuit rider! The redrafter is Jenifer Dick of Harrisonville, MO--a new designer to me. Anyone interested in ordering the patterns can look here. (No Affiliation Yada Yada)
And from the In-Case-You-Haven't-Been-Spending-Enough-Time-On-The-Internet-Department take a look at the videos on Quilters TV.
It's FREE--my favorite price! I like to hit BROWSE VIDEO LIST and pick something that suits my mood for that moment. Or hit Applique Projects or Pieced Projects or--especially--Typs &Techniques. Free videos at a time that's convenient for ME!! Why, there's even a Marti Michell video with ideas for using jelly rolls!!! Happy Weekend!