Block of the Month Quilt 2013
Over the years I have enjoyed participating in Block of the Month quilts. I think Jan Patek’s were some of the first that I did. The catch with doing them is making sure you aren’t doing multiples at a time. It’s easy to get behind and difficult to get caught up. There are a ton of really great patterns out there too so it is hard to choose. Over the past few years I’ve sworn them off, mainly because I have one or two in my quilting queue just waiting for me to get motivated! Several months ago I quite by accident came across the Temecula Quilt Company website. I love their style and they specialize in Civil War fabrics and smaller quilts. So I’m a frequent stalker of their website as well as a customer now.
I decided to bite the bullet and try one of their block of the months using solid fabrics, making 5 blocks a month, each 5″ square. Now 3 months into it, I am proud to say I’m not behind….yet! To help keep me on track with the project I decided to display my blocks so that I can always see them. A piece of jute twine is strung just below the crown molding of my sewing room and using lots of tiny clothes pins from Michael’s I have one side of the room lined with 15, 5″ squares.
The patterns we are using to do these blocks are Lori Smith’s, Road to Freedom.
I will be updating you on my progress in a few more months when the next wall is full!