I started this Block of the Month with my guild. It is from the Quiltmaker magazine, Sept, 06-Feb,07 and is called "Fat Quarter Sampler" by Carolyn Beam. As a group we are going to take 13 months to complete the quilt top, but I can't wait that long, so I am going to work ahead, once I get caught up with what we are supposed to be this month. I already have more blocks made than required because I am making all the blocks of each type when I am assigned only a few. I don't thing the picture does the fabric justice, but in person, it is all good. The placement of the blocks on the wall are not in keeping with their placement in the quilt. The original quilt is twin-size, but I am going to add enough blocks so it will be a queen-size when I am finished. This is not a normal color palette for me, but I am enjoying the look. Most of the fabrics are from the "Angels Among Us" collection put out by Benatrex. The rest of the colors are from other Nancy Halverson's collection with Benatrex or Shadow Play from Maywood Studios. My personal goal is to have the top finished by November, and have it quilted by December.
After being away for 31 years, we are finally home again. We are South Dakotans through and through, so this is were we want to spend our "retirement" years. My husband and I are getting ready to open a custom woodworking business with me being the paper pusher and the woodworker's apprentice. Along with that I am going to continue quilting and also work as a substitute teacher. Life is good!