I'm just chomping at the bit to get started on this block it's just beautiful! Judy and Margo and all... I'm so inspired! I've got a quilt on the longarm to finish for a dear friend(DH passed away) and then I can get to our April block. Keep up the good work everyone...can you believe that we are a third of the way done??
Longview, Washington USA
"If you are very patient...you will get into trouble slower."
Florence and Lynn, don't worry about being the first 12!!! THIS NOT A CONTEST! And now that I've get my web site set up, I am posting ALL of the blocks that I'm aware of. The first 12 will still go on a Member Blogs page, but everyone's blocks will be on the web site! And who said they had to be done in order???
No quilt police here!
It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
Well, Florence, I'm cheating this month. I've finished Jan, Feb. March is partly cut out.
When April appeared, I just decided "I'm making it now!" No, I'll not make the first 12 because I'm working a bit this weak to support my 'habit' but I'll be current! That felt better than ALWAYS being behind.
Yes Margo I definitely am considering your template method. I'm sure I've got something still and non-melting that will work. I'm actually TRYING to NOT spend too much time on this block this week, as I've got a convention to attend next weekend for 5 days, so I'll likely need my handwork! The machine-project I'm currently on is WAY too big, I'm at the machine-quilting stage so it has to stay home. I've been known to take my featherweight w/ me to piece in a hotel, but that would require planning since I have nothing like that as a current WIP. So this BOM will probably not make your first 12 either, but I don't doubt I can get it done by May. This could be some kind of a record that I haven't missed a "deadline" yet!
Yes, Florence, the leaves can all be made from the same template. And you can make your own templates from heat resistant mylar if you have some, or from (old?) manila file folders if you have some! Check out my tutorial if you want to see if those are techniques you want to try!