So without further ado,
I am still relatively new to the online quilting community, having started my blog just one year ago. I was rather unaware it existed prior to that, and I still feel like I am fumbling a bit trying to better divide my time and keep up with y'all. Just yesterday, I commented on a blog post that I had only ever participated in one QAL. Well, it took about an hour later to realize I have actually done a few! For some reason, I wasn't really thinking of BOM as a QAL. And although I have far too many to-do's (& half-dones!), I really love participating in this type of thing online, especially if there is an active Flickr group sharing all the different variations.
April Mae Designs. The blocks finish at 6.5". If you are interested in the pattern, she still has the free downloads available at her site!
I purposely designed the yellow stars to fall short a bit so they would not actually connect. Then, I was inspired by an Angela Walters book that I happened to have checked out at the time (umm, renewed three times!) to do the bubbles connecting them. The perfect backing was also found in my stash. It is a poly/cotton blend, and therefore it is yet another fabric that I liked well enough to have kept all these years, even though it seemed unlikely to ever be used.
You know, jumping over the moon!
Well, December came along, and it just didn't happen. And of course, I just couldn't get over it.
I had to draw my own.
A purple cow, of course!
Finished Quilt Size: 36" x 48"
Batting: Quilter's Dream Polyester
Fabric: A lot of OLD Stash! Scraps!
Backing: Vintage plaid
Thread: Coat's Dual Duty 40wt (another stash-buster!)
Recipient: NYC (not yet conceived)
I am entering this one in the Applique division for the Quilt Festival!
Nominations are going on now, and voting begins May 23rd!