Friday, September 13, 2013
The Crossroads pattern I'm featuring today is Eagles and Roses, a 7 month BOM.
Altogether the quilt is 98" x 98" and will probably be my Christmas quilt this year (if it's not out on a trunk show).
The center block is also the subject of
another tutorial since
I've heard from a few of you that a 34" center block might be somewhat challenging.
It will also cover a basic that we haven't touched on so far "Stems and Leaves".
To watch the tutorial, please click here.
In order to do the tutorial, I need to have the block I'm teaching done in several different stages. No one wants to sit and watch me stitch and stitch - that gets boring.
What I've always wondered is "what to do with the blocks afterwards". I guess I could make 2 or 3 fullsized quilts but that's probably not going to happen :).
So I came up with this idea. I'll have a contest and give them away on my blog.
When I took the picture of the block and it's elements, I had decided to give the winner a Crossroads Jelly Roll and let them figure out the border. I did change my mind about that and designed the borders so the border fabric will be included, not the Jelly Roll. --- The small dog on the floor isn't included either. :)
Here's what is included to make the Rose Urn Wallhanging - the center block in progress and all of the fabrics and pattern to finish it, along with the borders and binding. It will finish at 46" x 46".
To be in the running to win it you need to go to my You Tube site by clicking here and subscribe.
If you have already subscribed and want to enter just make a comment.
I'll have the random number generator pick us a winner Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile we have some hopping to do. Let's see what Barb and Alma of Blackbird Designs are up to. I think Alma was making a lot of the blocks in the 6" size. Then on to Bonnie of Cotton Way (hopefully she hasn't had any more bears in her garage) and Stephanie Ryan, loved her roses as symbolic of remembering those lost on 9-11. Beautiful roses and a beautiful thought.
See you tomorrow.
Posted by Jan PATEK at 5:42 AM