Monday, February 4, 2013

BOM-day and Parade Giveaway

Wow, January went fast!  It's the first Monday of the month, which means it's "Block of the Month" Monday.

One of the new Blocks of the Month at Ruth's Stitchery is "Ryokan" by Joe Wood for ThimbleCreek Quilts.


A "Ryokan" is a Japanese Inn.  I thought since My Little Sailor is stationed in Japan, this would make the perfect gift for him when his tour in Japan is ended.

Each block is a "house," with an Amish-style quilt block on it.  Here is my first block:

The house is made from leftover Japanese Taupes, and the star block is of Moda marbles.

I also made three more Farmer's Wife blocks today.  Marti Michell has written a series of conversion charts that use her templates to make the Farmer's Wife blocks.  SOOOOO much easier than using the templates that come with the book!

I was so pleased that there were 15 entries for the first "13 in 2013" completed UFO parade.  I thought and thought "what should be the giveaway for the UFO parade?"  I didn't want to add to the winner's UFO collection!  I finally decided a Schnibbles pattern and charm square collection wouldn't result in too much pressure for the recipient!

And Moda's new "Love Letters" fabric seems appropriate for February.  Chosen by the Random Number Generator, our winner is #9, Debra.  Remember Debra's stunning "Easy Street?"

Debra, I'm sending you an email asking for your postal address.  Congratulations!

I hope you'll come back tomorrow to see the photos from the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild's weekend retreat.  SOME people got a lot done (but not me)!

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  1. Congrats Debra! Lucky you! Marti I bet you got a lot of chatting done at your retreat! I always find I'm a bit husky in the voice when I get back from a sewing weekend. Wonder why that is?!

  2. Cute little houses!

    I never get much done at retreats either. There is too much talking and visiting to do!!! :)

  3. Congratulations to Debra - it sure is a stunning quilt - just my colours...Love the house blocks... oh so tempting...I think Marti - for you - a retreat can be a great break from sewing, but its always good to be able to catch up with old friends or make new ones...

  4. Those house blocks are wonderful. Congratulations to Debra.

  5. I love that house pattern by Thimble Creek! Your blocks are beautiful and I love the progress on your FW blocks!!! You are on a roll!

  6. What a great pattern. I would love to try a house pattern, your block looks super, I will have to put a quilt like this on my list of future projects.


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