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Monday, January 7, 2013

New Project

Once I got Easy Street off my plate, it was time to turn my attention to one of the projects I wish to do this year.  This is a free block of the month, called The Blogger Girls Block of the Month by Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts.  You can find the details here.

If you read many blogs you may have already heard of it and seen many of the talented blogger's versions.  The general idea is that it will run for 6 months.  Each month there will be a pattern for one block, but by varying color/value placement, you can make two distinctly different-looking blocks.  That alteration idea was what drew me into participating.

This pattern uses Monique's brilliantly-designed ruler, the Fit to Be Geese.  I love all her rulers!

I'm just using fabric from my stash.  I have a large piece (okay, most of a bolt) of a great fabric that I got on clearance and have been wanting to use.  It has many colors in it, so I pulled a large variety of fabrics from my stash to coordinate with it. 

This is the first version of the pattern
And this is the second.  As you can tell, they look fairly different.

Have a great day!


  1. Looks like a fun project. I like seeing how just a color change can make the whole block look different.

  2. I'm thinking of doing this project! I found your blog thru Bonnie Hunter. You have some really great projects.

  3. I love both blocks and I really love the center fabric on the first block... very cute!

  4. Whoa... lookit that! What a difference fabric placement makes! Very cool!

    The center fabric in the first block is gorgeous!

  5. I love the Fit to Be Geese Ruler! Your blocks are wonderful and I'm sure you'll enjoy this project :-)

  6. They look very different and they look great! I had intended to try this project out but things just are not settled here yet. I am not used to having Mr. O home. I hurt my back...I have precious little computer time and NO sewing time. I will enjoy watching your quilt progress tho. Have fun with it.