Both Joan and Mary emailed pictures of their completed “Options” quilt tops. I know you are interested to see them.
For this Block of the Month project, Joan used leftover pinks and greens from a previous quilting project. She excelled at her challenge, making a beautiful second quilt with favorite fabrics. The cream sashing ties all the blocks together. Isn’t her scrappy border clever? Notice the variations of Block #1 in the corners of the border.
Mary has been working with fabrics designed by Tula Pink. The light gray and light print Mary used in the alternate “Hourglass” blocks allows the colors in the patchwork blocks to sparkle. She persevered despite a setback at the very end. “I finally finished my Options top. I had put the blocks on my design wall horizontally, thus making all the animals face one side, so I had to un-sew them all and turn them 90°. I’m not sure I like the black border, but will live with it.”
Thanks for sharing your projects with us, Mary and Joan!
If you haven’t quite finished making all your “Options” blocks or setting them into a quilt top, perhaps you’ll be able to work on your project once the hustle and bustle of the holidays has settled into the calm of a new year. Once you have completed your quilt top, please send me a picture to share with blog readers, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking ahead toward the next Block of the Month, I am happy to report that I am working on the pieced borders of “Favorites.” I hope to quilt it shortly after Christmas and begin advertising it here on the blog. The Quilt Along will run from February through November 2022, and I hope you will join the fun!