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Monday, May 7, 2012

MODERN MONDAY QAL AND OTHER NEWS

I’m back from taking classes with Mary Lou Weidman which were held in beautiful West Virginia.  What a treat! I can't wait to tell you all about it.  I’ll post pictures later this week.

Today, however, it is time for the Modern Monday Block Quilt Along.  Above is the block I finished in the nick of time!  It doesn’t look all that wonky.  Go figure.  If I wanted precise I would never be able to do it!  Anyway, go check out Lynn’s blog and see what her block looks like, then hop over to Jennifer’s blog and get the pattern for this week.

On another note:  As you know Barb of Bejeweled Quilts and I are hosting Reindeer Games which will start on the May 11th.  I noticed on her blog that she has asked the question

 “...do you want to see the whole quilt before you commit?  Do you want it all to be a secret until the end?  What do most BOM's do?  Ours will be bi monthly (BMB)....and Remember, Caroll's quilt will be different, we are going to give virations.....”

You can go to her blog and see the rest of her post, but I thought maybe I should ask you the same question.  Barb is doing her quilt in appliqué (very cute) and I have done mine in redwork.   To help you prepare for the “games” you should know that Barb’s blocks are on a blue snowflake background and are 12” square.  Our patterns are the same size, so you don’t have to worry about that, but I did make my blocks 9” square.  I’m sure you have other questions, so just leave a comment and I’ll try to answer them.  I’ll post more about this tomorrow.

Now for the fun stuff:  Lynn at Alamosa Quilter has a tutorial for a lattice quilt.  Be sure and check it out!


Stay calm! Stay kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

5 comments:

Sue said...

Sweet block! I'm anxious to hear about your trip to W. Virginia. I just love it down there!

Lynn said...

Looking forward to hearing about your trip!

I'm also thinking about playing along with your BOM. I want to try redwork. I don't know many embroidery stitches. Can I just use a back stitch? Do I need stabilizer or interfacing?

Allie said...

Cute block! YES I'm dying to hear about your time with Mary Lou, I saw the pics on her blogs.
Really, really looking forward to the Reindeer Games!!! I think just knowing the size of the blocks will be fine, but I do like to see the whole thing first. You don't have to show close-ups of the blocks, you could even blur them out! I've seen people do that before.

Mama Pea said...

Love your block! It is great! I can't wait to hear about your trip!

marylouweidman said...

Caroll are you going to tell everyone what a serious quilter you were and how you finished ahead of everyone (I think) and how much fun you were? I am so glad we got to spend time together! YOU are an awesome person and your quilting talents are super too!

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