Welcome to my 2011 Block of the Month, “My Tweets”. This will be a fun appliqué BOM filled with colorful birds and flowers. As I was coming up with the designs for this I looked at a LOT of Folk Art from the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition. It turns out that the name for these types of birds is “distelfink”. I figured I would update it a bit and go with Tweets. It’s a bit ironic since I don’t actually use Twitter so just take this as my version of tweeting. Aren’t you glad I didn’t name it “My Distelfinks”?
This BOM will be very much like last year’s Florabunda except that I am asking people to buy the center block. The money I make on my patterns helps me keep this blog up and running and I greatly appreciate every purchase. If buying patterns isn’t feasible for you right now there will be directions for finishing the quilt as a twin size using only the free patterns.The pattern is Miss Kelly and you can find it in my Etsy shop. Just click on the "Visit My Shop" button on the left side of the blog to get there. If you prefer to buy this at your local quilt shop I sell it through United Notions under my company name One PIece at a Time Quilts. Most quilt shops will special order for you. If there are any issues with this please e-mail me.
There are also a couple of options for finishing the medallion quit as well.
Here is a sneak peak of the first option.
There will be an appliqué border on this quilt for those of you who aren’t heartily sick of appliqué come next December.
Here is the second option.
This will be the diagram I use for introducing the monthly blocks. If you aren’t up for an appliqué border this will be the version for you.
For the first version you will need 8 yards of background fabric and 2 ½ yards of fabric for the sashing squares and binding. Sometimes it’s a good idea to get a few block done before you pick out your sashing fabric so you can see how it will all go together. I will get the fabric requirements figured out for version 2 soon.
I have a new blog category called “My Tweets” where I will have all this information stored for easy finding. There is also a FLCKR group that I hope you will all join. It’s a great way to see what other people are doing with the patterns.
If you have a blog and would like a My Tweets badge you can click here. Just copy the HTML code from the file and paste it into you blogging software.
I’m off to finish up Block 1 which I will HOPEFULLY have up on Friday.
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