2019 Monthly Color Challenge BOM

Jen Shafer from Patterns by Jen ran this wonderful block of the month last year. I was an Island Batik Ambassador in 2019 for the second year and had plenty of scraps. So, I thought this would be a great way to make a benefit quilt.

When I last left you I had this plan.  The fun thing was I posted this right about my machine and assembled the blocks with this in front of me.  I don’t believe I took out one row of stitches.  How awesome is that.

Here’s a shot of the assembled top.  Honestly I wasn’t sure I was in love with it, but the magic happened!

I loaded the quilt on Tabitha, my Handiquilter Simply 16 with Prostitcher and worked on a couple of patterns.  In the end I picked Heatwave and I love it.  I was a little worried about the height of the design but it worked perfectly.   I really think it brings the quilt to another dimension.

Here’s a close up of two blocks. I think the purple is one of my favorites in the quilt. Not sure if it is the fabric or the block, but it is the one I love to look at.

And the back.  This is a piece of fabric I saved for many years (14 apparently) as it was a 2006 fabric designed by Alex Anderson.  I think it is time it is used. 

I am so pleased with it and pleased that is wil lbe a comfort quilt for someone.  As it was an Ambassador project, I am grateful to Island Batik, Aurifil 50 wt. in white for piecing and Hobbs Batting Premium Cotton Batting – all of which were used in the project.  I also used a Superior So Fine #408 Silver.

I am not sure where this is going but I know it will be well loved.   It is also my One Monthly Goal for the month and part of my PhD in 2020. Next blog entry will be tomorrow – my whale for Awesome Ocean along with a great co-host, Rose from Something Rose Made. 

Upcoming on the Blog:
Awesome Ocean #7 2/1, 2/15 & 2/29
Barn Quilt BOM 2/5
Swap Mob Bag
Tips/Tutorials on the 22nd – 2/22

Linking Up:
For the Love of Geese
Friday Foto Fun
One Monthly Goal
PhD in 2020
Tish’s UFO Busting #93
Clever Chameleon

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