Sunday, February 5, 2012

1st Saturday @ BJ's Quilt Basket

For those of you who do not know what a first Sat. is, BJ's runs a program which happens on the first Sat. of each month.  You sign up for the year with a $25 registration fee and then each month as long as you keep coming they give you the fabrics for the blocks...sans the background.  You get one "get out of jail free" which allows you to miss one month...otherwise you pay $5 for not showing up or making your block.  I am participating in the Christmas mystery.  I love the fabrics they have chosen but this last month was frustrating.  The enjoyment of the program is in the ease of construction resulting in beautiful blocks with enough fabric.  January was challenging even for me an experienced piecer...plus I didn't have enough fabric.  Vicki being gracious and understanding   let you show up without your block constructed...at least for this one month.


Both she and Bevrly give concise directions on the block construction and because of the snafu in January are offering a construction class. 


The top blocks are Feb. Christmas Mystery Blocks and the lower set are the ...yuck...Batik blocks.
and below are the blocks for the Christmas BOM where the quilter knows the outcome.


outside the classroom is Cynthia's Sewing Center...and as we were leaving I saw this...YUM.


The day was crisp and clear and the frost on the trees was beautiful...but no snow in town.  The Mountain is covered and beautiful so I can live with it! lol


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5 comments:

  1. OMG I would love that red singer featherweight sewing machine....
    Kathie going to watch the smilebox now
    thanks for sharing your pictures with us it is always fun
    Kathie

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  2. I would probably get penalized, I am always behind on things lately, lol.
    Love the red machine.

    Debbie

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  3. Anna, I love the black and white quilt with the rainbow colors woven through it. Do you happen to know what pattern that is? Thanks,
    Marian

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  4. Loved the slideshow - I would have been tempted by that red featherweight - gorgeous!

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  5. A wonderful slideshow! That red featherweight is fabulous!

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