Friday, December 15, 2017

December Mother's Own blocks: Patchwork Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop

Here we are . . . it's December and we are sewing our final block in the 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. The December block is called Mother's Own.  What a sweet, nostalgic name.




I have two tools that I have found invaluable during this quilt along: Alphabitties and a Lori Holt Cute Cuts 5 1/2" square ruler. Alphabitties are a must for keeping these little pattern pieces organized. Besides being the correct size for squaring up my blocks, Lori's Cute Cuts ruler has fine, clear markings and a no slip backing.  I have several Cute Cuts rulers and I love them all!    




Now I need a day to lay out all of these sweet 5 1/2" blocks to find a color and pattern arrangement that I like, and then I'll begin putting the top together.  We also have a fun pieced backing to work on! Yeah!

This quilt along is an annual charity event hosted by Fat Quarter Shop. The patterns are free and are posted on the 15th of each month on the Jolly Jabber. Quilters are asked to donate $5 for each block pattern that they download.  All proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation!  What a great opportunity for us all!


Several other bloggers are quilting along! Please visit their blogs too!

Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl (@jedicraftgirl)
Amy of Diary of a Quilter (@diaryofaquilter)
Andy of A Bright Corner (@abrightcorner)
Bonnie of Cotton Way (@bonniecottonway)
Camille of Thimble Blossoms (@thimbleblossoms)
Debbie of Happy Little Cottage (@happylittlecottage1)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies (@buttonsandbutterflies)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Pat Sloan of Pat Sloan.com (@quilterpatsloan)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)
Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie of Moda Cutting Table

Thank you to Fat Quarter Shop for including me in this quilt along.  I have enjoyed every bit of it. Now, let's get our tops together, quilting friends!    

~Taunja








3 comments:

  1. Beautiful array of blocks. The fabrics are so happy and bright. Yes, I too, have some of Lori Holt's Cute Cuts rulers and love them!

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    1. I really like them too. I like how fine and crisp the lines are, and also that the non-slip is fine and throughout the ruler, not just in dots. Pretty slick! Have a great weekend Sigi!

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