Wednesday, February 20, 2019

All Blue

We had another great time at the latest Mascoutah retreat.  I brought along the 2018 BOM from The Quilt Show.  I'm pretty sure it was just last year's and not 2 years ago.  Designed by Edita Sitar.
 We were issued 3 blocks a month and we had to make 3 of each block.
 I chose to do mine in all blue.  Edita's sample was all blue and looked amazing.
 Everything has been out of my stash.

 I managed to do the last 15 blocks on day 1.  On day 2, I got the center barn block pieced.  There is a lot of applique that goes in all that open space around the barn.  Branches, flowers, leaves.  Then, I was able to start piecing the blocks together.
 At home, I got the second panel done.  This one goes above the barn block.  Then there are block rows on either side of the quilt and then outer rows of applique vines.  So, I'm getting closer but I suspect the applique is going to take awhile.  I do plan on machine appliqueing everything.  With this so close to being complete, and the Harry Potter Bookcase done, I'm going to need a new travel project.  I'm sure I can come up with something by June.
Last but not least, I did another embroidery block for Jackman's Splendid Sampler 2.  One more to go.


  1. Wow - that was quite the productive retreat! Congrats on getting your Patchwork Barn pieced! I am still on month one... juat need to decide if it becomes a lingering UFO or a few orphan blocks. Love your colors - it looks great!

  2. Wow! I really missed a lot of your day 2! I've really enjoyed watching you get the TQS quilt done. Love your little embroidery too!

  3. Looks like you accomplished a lot! Of course I like these blocks because blue is my favourite color and of course you know I would love the barn!!