Family block of the month

Several family members get together once a month to quilt and chat and eat and chat and eat… We have a block of the month project going, where we take turns choosing a 12″ star block. I write up the pattern and we all make the block using our own fabrics. November was block 9, and Pat chose to do a star using the one seam flying geese. The star went together amazingly easily – it actually took longer to cut the fabric than it did to sew the block.

Family BOM 9

My mom is doing a variety of colors – she started out using Christmas reds and greens but got tired of it after the third block. She redid the blocks and now has about 20 different fabrics in her blocks. This is spectacular for her, since she usually does a fairly planned color palette. Woohoo for Mom trying something out of her comfort zone! Pat has a focus fabric that has birds on it and she tries to fussy cut at least one bird to fit the center of the block. She’s also using shades of burgundy and forest green. Karen has a beautiful palette of creams, golds, warm reddish pinks and soft greens. My blocks are all in shades of blue, white, aqua and green – here are my blocks so far:

Family BOM Star 1 Family BOM Star 2
Family BOM Star 3 Family BOM Star 4
Family BOM Star 4A - Anxiety

Yes, I know I’m missing some months. I really need to catch up on four months…