Monday, February 17, 2014

Desert Rose 2014 Block of the Month

 Our local Desert Rose Quilt Shop started a new BOM the last week of January. These are all Moda Fabrics.
 Here are the two blocks for February.
The above Pinwheels  are made with the half square triangle and introducing more color.
Below are the flying geese using the technique "Fast Flying Geese". There is no changing the method you use. These are all cut out and ready to mark and sew.  It is a great way to learn new techniques. I asked if we could use E Burns Quilt in a Day Ruler and was told yes and make sure it is the small one. Well I didn't realize there is a size 2 1/2 x 4 and my small ruler is 1 1/2 x 3. The first goose I cut was not the right size. Should have read twice and cut once. Checked online and there is the other ruler. Ms Desert Rose gave me one of her demo goose.

I went to Lowe's and purchased a 24"w x 48"L finished board for around $18. Put it on top of my regular ironing board and covered it with an extra large bath towel. Now I have a real nice ironing board for quilting. Happy Camper!!
Should have looked sooner instead of struggling with a V shape, tiny space for ironing large quilts.
I have several Yahoo Groups that Yahoo will not allow satellite users to access them. It was fine till last week and they shut us off from all groups.  So I have to go to Mickie D's  to look at the files, chat and download information. What a pain but the coffee is good and afordable...$.52/cup!   I have now switched most of my mail to GMail.



Your Desert Rose Blocks are looking wonderful.. .52 cent coffee my DH would LOVE it... LOL hugs Judy

Quayceetatter said...

Thanks Judy, it is going to be a beautiful quilt and best of all it will only cost $5. However, when you miss a class it will cost another $5.
Tucumcari Mickie D's is very Senior Citizen Friendly. The rate just went up in Jan before it was .42. DH has coffee with the boys and always brings me home a cuppa!(:

colleen said...

My local McD's is .48 forty five minutes away in the town my grandchildren live its .68 no clue why
We have an oil refinery in our town or gas prices are higher here than at the grand children s we say its because the gas is fresher here
But I think all coffee is imported to the continental USA so the " fresher" idea is out

Quayceetatter said...

Chuckles about your "fresher" ideas. (: