Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It's A Mystery To Me!

I'm doing the Designer Mystery Block of the Month from The Fat Quarter Shop. Every month we will receive a different surprise block created by a well known quilt designer. It is made from the most beautiful fabric, Peace on Earth which was designed by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics.

This is the first block and it was designed by Brenda Riddle of The Acorn Quilt and Gift Company. This will give you an idea of the fabrics that will be used for the next eleven blocks. I'm usually really bad at doing blocks of the month and procrastinate to the point of not doing any of them. I got a little cocky because I finished the first one before I received the second one in the mail. Wow, my life is so dull that getting one quilt block done gets me excited - sad! LOL!!

God has a way of knocking us back down to size, though. I had no more than turned off my sewing machine (it hadn't even cooled down yet!) when I went to get the mail. Guess what was waiting for me? You guessed it! Number 2!!!

It's going to be gorgeous! It's considered Christmas fabric but not so much that I can't keep it out all year. I better get started on this one......

I'm starting another block of the month project in October called Simply Sophisticated. A bunch of bloggers are going to cyber-sew together and hold each other accountable to get it done. That should be great fun. My only trouble is that I forgot who I was going to do it with! EGADS! A senior moment! Couldn't be, could it? A young vibrant, just plain forgot moment? Yea, that's the ticket. Whoever you are, please remind me - gently.

The Fat Quarter Shop has some wonderful block of the month programs, not to mention outstanding merchandise plus a great blog, The Jolly Jabber. Stop on by and say hi! Tell them Miss Jean sent you on over.


*Sure, sure! I have problems with my posts in the fact that most of the time I can't figure out how to have my photos enlarge when they are clicked on. So now with this post they do. What's up with that? The one time I don't want them to because my seams don't meet exactly on the block! Aaack! Keeping me humble here folks.


Dandelion Quilts said...

Your first block looks just great! It sounds like a lot of fun to me. BTW, you vacation shots were just precious. I know your grandson just will remember it forever. They look like sweet and nice little fellows. Have fun one #2 and don't forget to keep us posted.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Jean, the quilt is going to be wonderful! I love the first block!!! Great job!!!

Oh hey, can you aim the camera a bit higher up? You know, to show off your AWESOME sewing room! hint hint!!!

Hope all is going good for you. I have some vitamins that help with memory. haha.

love you oodles and bunches,

CIELO said...

It certainly looks lovely already! Have fun putting your quilt together! :)

Enjoy the day


Thimbleanna said...

LOL Miss Jean -- you're SO funny! Forgetting your partner sounds like something I'd do. Love that first block -- sounds like a fun venture!

Thimbleanna said...

Wait! I just read Becky's comment -- Now I want to see your sewing room!!!

Elizabeth said...

So lovely! And umm....let's see the sewing room now!

becky up the hill said...

Hi Jean..I so admire you seamtresses. Did I spell that write? Anyhooo..have you ever read Earline Fowler books. She is a Christian writer that names her books after quilt names. I like her style, fun mysteries and all set on the central coast, my favorite part of California.

Lallee said...

I love the colors of these fabrics. It sounds like a fun project to participate in. I'm the queen of procrastination so I would be in a few panics if I participated in something like that. I'll look forward to seeing yours.

Looks like you had a fun time with the grands.

Linda said...

Hi Jean...love the fabric and the first block is great..looking forward to the second.

I've always thought it would be fun doing a mystery block quilt. I participated in making a Friendship Star quilt using retro facric (20 blocks each)we all chose a fabric and there were no duplicates. The stars gave me fits...but it was fun.

ThisleRose said...

Looks Great Miss Jean- Hope you'll share with us the finished product- I bet its going to be lovely!


Anonymous said...

I've been out of the quilting, and buying fabric, scene for a while now. But WOW. What a fantastic project, and those fabrics, are jsut out of this world gorgeous!! I may need to join this monthly BOM!!!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Beautiful! I used to love to quilt. I haven't done it for years!
I can't wait to see your quilt finished. Hugs, Terrie