Still Living It Up With Color

Quilting in serial form.  Ever tried it?  Most folks call it a quilt-along, but it is after all, October, and I’m feeling like a serial quilter – ooh, scary.  On offer today is the next installment in the exciting saga of The Stitching Witches Quilt Along.

First up is the Montgomery segment.  This is to be our ‘signature’ block, and I haven’t decided what I’m going to put in the blank space at the center of the block.  Wait.  Let me clarify that last statement: I have all kinds of ideas of what I’d like to put there, but I’ll have to do a little winnowing before I can fit what I’d like to see in that small space.  Then there’s the application method: Pigma Pen? – that’s the easy route – Or hand embroidery?  Decisions, decisions.

Spoiler Alert: the pen will end up the winner… guaranteed.

Montgomery Stitching Witches Quilt Along Kaye England Civil War Legacy Scrap QuiltsNext is Yankee Pride.  I don’t usually have large prints suitable for a fussy cut center hanging around in my stash, but I turned up a floral that worked just fine.  I may have erred when selecting fabrics for this block, in particular, the small leaf print that I used to border the red star.  In hindsight, I probably should’ve used a fabric with higher contrast.  But do I think that the low contrast is enough to cry do over?  Nope.  I adore that wee print, so it’ll stay.

Yankee Pride Stitching Witches Quilt Along Kaye England Civil War Legacy Scrap QuiltsTune in next week for another installment… same Bat time, same Bat channel.

Batman Quilt Along Stitching Witches October 1966

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9 thoughts on “Still Living It Up With Color

  1. mosaicthinking

    Its looking terrific. Keep up the good work. Sounds like you’re planning quilt as you go. If thats correct, I’m looking forward to hearing how you join the blocks. I havent tried QAYG yet. Too many project ideas, too little time.

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    1. Jo Post author

      An eternal quilting truism – so many ideas, so little time. I’ve only begun to think about quilting this project, and I hadn’t considered QAYG, but what a great idea. Will begin considering that now… & thanks!

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  2. donsdatter

    I love it! Do you have some tips on joining the QAL? I posted in the Flickr group, so I am hoping that’s enough. Your squares look great – very inspirational.

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    1. Jo Post author

      Thanks Susan, and welcome! I saw your post in the Flickr discussion group, and that should do the trick, but I’ll send off an email to Stitchin’ Witch (another Susan) just to make sure.

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    1. Jo Post author

      Aw c’mon… don’t challenge me, I’ve never been able to resist picking up a gauntlet once it’s been thrown down (she sez with a large shark-like smile). Actually, I was hoping to avoid the hand work; I’ve been working on an embroidered Redwork quilt (forever), and so tired of the outline stitch. But I know you’re right (sigh).

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