Friday, February 08, 2008

Friday Miscellaneous


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!


13 comments:

Megan said...

Beautiful!! I love your colors!

CONNIE W said...

Hi, Vera...Looks like you are having fun. I too like your color choices. I agree, just go for it! You sound so happy and upbeat, a cheery blog to visit. Happy Friday!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Nice block! It sure looks like it will be a fun mystery to solve! And thank you for the heads up on the Quilt TV website. I added it to my favorites :o)

Susan said...

I didn't know they were *still* doing patterns. That's just cool. Thanks for the link. I like this first one, at least. Your colors are going to make a completely different looking quilt.

Libby said...

Looks great . . . your stems are inspired *s*

QuiltingFitzy said...

I love your choice of rick-rack on this BOM. I've subscribed to the Kansas City Blocks for awhile now but not the BOM. May try this one day!

Darlene said...

Love, love your color palette!

Cheryl said...

Great job on your block. Thanks for passing on the info about the Quilt TV website. Something new to me. Nice to find your blog.

anne bebbington said...

I LOVE those colours - so you!

The Carolina Quilter said...

I have two friends and customers to the shop who do fusible quilts with a machine blanket stitch. Besides my little Sweet Hearts wallhanging, I've never done one. I'm going to with Late Bloomer Quilts Flight of Fancy.

Perry said...

If I didn't have so many projects going I would be tempted to start this BOM. I will just keep up with yours and live vicariously, lol. Thanks for the link to Quilter's TV. I keep forgetting about them. And do watch Balls of Fury..it is reaaaaaaally something, lol.

Quilting Mama said...

The colors on that block are GORGEOUS!

Laura said...

Hi Vera, your color choices are great. The blue is really going to give it a bit of punch. I look forward to following your progress. I always wait for the book.