When my husband and I went on our little trip to Las Vegas and Arizona, I found a darling new quilt shop in Vegas! It is called The Christmas Goose.
They were so helpful and kind and they had so many darling quilts, kits, patterns and accessories that I just had to keep looking! But up in one corner of the store, they had the most striking quilt hanging on display, when I asked about it, I found out it was a Block of the Month quilt and they were willing to send it to me every month!!! Count me in! :)I was a little bit worried about doing a wool applique quilt, because I have only done a very little bit of wool applique, but I just kept telling myself that it is one block at a time, and that seemed to be doable!
This is my first block:I really enjoyed doing this block and I learned a lot along the way! I think that this is going to a fun quilt to make, because a lot of it I can do while watching TV or at our cabin!Here is a close-up of the appliques! I love the wool because it stands out so much on the cotton fabric!I had to buy a few Valdani Threads which I have never used before. But I love working with this thread and I love all of the beautiful colors. The variegated threads work so well with a lot of different fabric colors.Another fun tool is this mechanical pencil with white lead! It is perfect for drawing the lines on your wool pieces after they have been ironed on!This is my second block that I am now working on. I have to do the stitching on the blue flowers, the leaves and vines and the black birds.
As I said, I got my kit from The Christmas Goose Quilt Shop. They are sending me a block every month and it is a 15 month kit, so it will take me awhile to get this one done, but it will be an heirloom to treasure for many years to come! :) I have a perfect place to hang this quilt so it can be on display most of the time!
Here is a link for the pattern if you are interested in making one for yourself:
I am so excited about this project even though it is going to take me many months to make. It is one that I can take with me when I go places, or I can work on it at night in front of the TV!
Do you have any ongoing projects, or am I the only crazy one??
I know that Easter is over…but here is a wonderfully delicious, light, refreshing dessert that is perfect for spring! This is my husbands most favorite dessert!