A post from Kelli–
As you know, Mom has been working on a block of the month that we’ve been laying around….for quite some time. We had seen a quilt which was a beautiful sampler at one of our favorite quilt shops–Forrest Mills!
We had never really done a sampler…or a medallion quilt…so mom talked me into trying something new! We signed up and then ended up finding out that sampler medallion quilts aren’t on the top of the list of our favorites. So the project got pushed to the back–But do not fear, we are breaking it back out! I had originally just taken it to mom’s and kind of left it there, but she so lovingly decided to include me in finishing it!
So I took my turn! Mom sent me home with the fabric and instructions for Month 3.
This month called for 2 18 inch blocks and 2 12 inch blocks. This was a bit of a change for me as the largest blocks I make are closer to 9 or maybe even 10 inches.
When I set out to make the blocks, it took me a bit of time to get things set up as the instructions for the block were written to make just one block. Since I was making a set for me and a set for mom, I needed to make 4 of each block. This ended up being a bit more math than I was planning on–But never fear–I got it all figured out. It was also a little different because I usually use a right angle ruler to make triangles.
I worked on it a little for two separate days. When I did the math, I made a little bit of an error so I ended up having to grab another print that I knew was in the fabric line and had previously bought.
Here’s the set that I’ll send off to mom. I think that they’ll need a bit of starch and a good hot iron before they are ready to go, but they can be checked off of my list.
When mom asked me how it went, this was my response–” Well, it could have been better, it could have been worse. If I didn’t have to do another month’s I’d be thrilled, but I’m sure that’s not the case, so I’ll smile when you hand me the next month, put it in my mom basket and take it home…but I might not work on it until you nag me a few times.”