Yesterday was the first meeting for the 2013 Scrappy Sampler Block of the Month at one of my favorite quilt shops, Intown Quilters in Decatur, GA. The pattern comes from another shop that I adore, Quilt Country in Lewisville, TX. Here are links to the original pattern and to info for the BOM at Intown.
Taffy is the leader for our group at Intown, and she makes each meeting very fun and informative. I am excited to get going on my first attempt at a block of the month. I hope I can keep up. Many people in the group are getting the patterns as a kit with fabrics like Taffy's sample, but I am going to use my own fabrics in an attempt to use up more of my stash. My plan is to go with fall colors--rusts, golds, browns, greens, and beige backgrounds. Here are the first few fabrics I have pulled out as possibilities. They look a little Christmasy in this photo, but I will be adding more gold and brown.
For Christmas one of the gifts from my sweet husband was a gift certificate for Intown. I took it along there yesterday and bought a beautiful Santa panel that he had seen when he was shopping there, plus some fabric to back it with. Both were in the 50% off clearance area. The store had all books and patterns on sale this weekend, so I also got one of Bonnie Hunter's books.
My fabric usage for the week was for Easy Street (see post here.) I have the center of the quilt together, and I figured out my yardage for the portion that is done. I ended up with many extra units of 4-patches, flying geese and such, some of which may end up in the border. I will calculate that yardage whenever I manage to finish off the top.
Used this week: 4 yards
Used year to date: 4 yards