Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kansas City Star 2009 BOM

One of my most favorite things to anticipate each year is the arrival in my Sunday newspaper of the annual quilt block of the month.   This year's promises to be lots of fun and also educational.   Each year the project pays tribute to some aspect of history, most often pertaining to women.   This year's focus is the 90th anniversary of women securing the right to vote.   Along with the monthly pattern and fabric suggestions will be a blurb commemorating one who influenced the history of women's rights.   This is a topic right up my alley and I can't wait to collect all 12!!!!     I have pictured a photo of the finished quilt in a blue/red/gold color scheme along with the first block, Lucy Stone.   I just love the mix of pieced and appliqued blocks!    As of yet, I have not pinned down my own color scheme but that is on the agenda for today!    Hopefully some stash can be busted.

One of the directions I want to take with my "new" blog is exploring some of my other interests in addition to quilting.   I decided it would only be fair to drop out of the various quilting rings I have belonged to over the past 2 or 3 years.   Most people in a quilting blog ring expect to read about quilting!!!!    I will be posting a variety of topics: books I am enjoying, color studies, crochet/knitting, stitchery, cooking, cats, etc.  This will make my blog more of a journal for myself so I totally understand if I lose readership.   But I am hoping that will not happen and that readers will chime in more! 










21 comments:

Norma said...

I am with you, having discovered that quilting is just a part of who I am. It comes down to the fact that it is a much smaller part of me than I realized. My goal is to do and to blog about what makes me happy on regular basis.

I will be reading and looking forward to getting to know the WHOLE you.

Lorraine said...

I agree....my blog is a journal of what I am and what I am experiencing....work,life,family and of course stitching/quilting which I enjoy and which takes up some of my free time.....I am looking forward to the "new" blog - I blog for me and if others enjoy reading it that is great and I am always pleased to have them leave comments....my life is not always fascinating to others I guess...but it is to me...LOL....and Norma I agree with your comment 100%....!

Teresa said...

I will be here waiting to see the progress you make on this quilt and getting to know you through your blog. I love reading about all kinds of things.

Cornfield Quilter said...

Welcome back to blogland! I have missed reading your blog and was happy to see that you had posted on my blog and are back with all of us. I agree with you, quilting is only part of who we are and more and more women seem to be posting more than just the quilting. I enjoy reading about the whole person, not just one part of them. :D

Perry said...

Like the quilt you are doing right now. I saw that pattern and really wanted to do it, but I am trying to get some of my ongoing projects finished and don't want to start another. I agree with a blog being a type of journal, that's what I have ended up using mine for.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Whatever you write about will be interesting I am sure. We are multi faceted people after all. I felt like I have been in a rut, but there is more to life than quilts... I just forget sometimes.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Its your blog, I think of them as journals and we all have many facets to our lives. I will enjoy reading yours. Lucky you having the Kansas City Star to enjoy!

Maddie Can Fly said...

Welcome back -- so good to "see" you again. I am looking forward to all your different subject matters -- we're all more then just quilters.

Mary said...

I have to admit I rarely go through the rings anymore. The sites I visit are all on my Google reader and I don't get around to them as often as I should.

My blog has always been a journal of sorts for me so has more than just quilting. I think that's one of the ways we get to know each other.

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Thanks for commenting. Karen told me I should have a quilting blog, but since I don't quilt and have a ton of other unfinished projects I decided to just pass on that idea. :) I do enjoy "looking" at quilts and sometimes even attend the Houston show.

Nana's Quilts said...

It's very nice to have you back again. You are part of my morning "coffee and read" time. Love the Kansas City star BOM - marvelous.
Good wishes,
Marne

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh now, just look at what a well-rounded person you are, with so many interests! Love the first installment of the KC BOM.

SDSue said...

I would like to make the 2009 Kansas City Star quilt. I have a very large supply of reproduction prints. I am happy to see them starting a NEW old tradition again. Love this site. Something for everyone. Keep up the good work.

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