Friday, January 20, 2012

EQ Block of the Month Quilt

I finished the EQ BOM quilt in December, and now that it is on their blog, I can share it here.


The quilt is 35" x 41" (the blocks are 6"). I used cotton batting because I wanted the wallhanging to have an old-fashioned look.


I knew that I wanted to make an appliqué house block with the saying - Having someplace to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having Both is a Blessing. - unknown, and thought that the EQ BOM blocks would go perfectly. The centre is 12" square


I used Aurifil #50 thread for all the quilting - lots of feathered wreaths.


Used my favourite Hera marker for marking the centre veins.


The past few days I have been cutting out the pieces for a Winding Ways quilt using the GO!, getting ready for tonights Friday Night Sew In.


It has been extremely cold here the past few days (-30C, with -40C wind chills).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

Kathryn said...

I love the saying you've added to your quilt. So true. Keep warm. Kathie L in Allentown

Frances Leate said...

This is a great quilt Joanne with a fabulous centre block and the quilting is lovely. Sitting here in the middle of a tropical summer I find it hard to imagine -30C. Take care.

Michele Bilyeu said...

Absolutely lovely, Joanne! Great use of just everything!

Libby said...

Very Lovely quilt! Well Done!
Libby

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful! Very well done!

Needled Mom said...

It is just beautiful! I loved reading about your reasons for the quilting process - cotton batting, etc.

Linda said...

Love it! The centre block is wonderful.

Joan said...

Thats really effective Joanne - enjoyed our FNSI ... evening here and HOT.

Raewyn said...

Really like your resulting EQ BOM quilt - the say is so apt - love it. We had one of our hottest days so far this summer yesterday - exhausting!

Lesley said...

I love your quilt! The colors make it so warm and cozy. Well done!

corina said...

Great little quilt. I love the saying you put on it. BTW-any quiltalongs planned for this year?!?!

Sheila said...

Wonderful quilt and quilting , great design. I received EQ7 for Christmas from my hubby and am in the process of trying to learn how to use it . Stay warm .

Colleen said...

Will you be doing a quilt along on this for your blogging friends? I really enjoyed the one I did with you last year. I love your little quilt and need to work of something small for a challenge in my Guild. The 6" blocks look like quite a challenge to me!

Kathie said...

oh I just love this quilt I Love house quilts and want to make another little quilt with a house block. very nice sayings and oh the colors are just so me! GREAT JOB!
love the picture with the birds boy are they thankful for you filling the birdfeeders. its finally snowing here.

Myra said...

Your EQ BOM quilt is absolutely wonderful Joanne! Very nice!

Looks like you are really enjoying that GO of yours!! LOL! Good for you! ;)

Brrrrr.... at least it will warm up some more tomorrow!

Linda said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Oh, I love how it turned out!! It does look old fashioned. You created the look perfectly!