A Day Late

Here's my BOM Rehab for this week, a day late.  This is from the Fat Quarter Shop's 2009 Designer Mystery Block of the Month.  I think I bought this in 2010 as I received all of the blocks at once.  I was pretty new to quilting in 2009-10 so I didn't tackle this one right away.  My piecing skills have improved and I felt ready for the challenge.  Just wish my layout skills had also improved so I wouldn't have had to rip out half-square triangles that were turned the wrong way  (not just one of them, either).

I was definitely in a "Christmas in July" frame of mind last month as, at home,  I worked exclusively on Quaker Christmas, bought fabric for another Christmas quilt and pulled this out of my stash.  I also made a baby quilt for a little girl who will make her appearance in September and took that to the quilter.  The five-hour drive up to Newport, Rhode Island at the end of July turned into an eight-hour drive and I nearly finished the background on the Sanibel canvas. 

Last week, my son and I flew to visit the graduate school where he will begin a research assistantship on Monday.  While he met with the professors, I scouted apartments.  We found one near the campus and he signed the lease.  Since then, life has been a whirlwind of organizing, packing, and hosting "send-off" parties for his friends and our family.  Today we load the car for the (approximately) 21 hour drive and ship any boxes that don't fit.  It probably goes without saying that not much needlework or quilting is being accomplished right now.  That's OK as I'm very happy my son got this position.  It seems like a good fit for his career goals and we'll get a chance to explore a new part of the country during the next two or three years.  I'll try to post a picture or two when we return.

A clarification:  The woman in the picture on the post "It's an Epidemic" is not me!  It's not my stash either.  (I have a lot, but not nearly that much--I've only been quilting about four years).  The image is one I found on-line and it captured how I felt about my sewing room at the moment.


  1. Love your block! Good luck with moving your son to graduate school. We're going through similar things with my DS going to college and a new apartment. At least we don't have to drive 21 hours! Wow! Safe travels!

  2. Love your quilt block. Congrats to your son on his research assistantship. I don't envy you the 21 hour road trip. Safe travels.

  3. I have that BOM too. And I ordered it at the beginning of 2010 so I got it all at once too.

    Only I promptly opened block #1 and lost the instructions. Oh well!

    It's lovely to see the blocks. I love the fabric and I love the stars. Thank you for taking the time to share.

  4. I am happy for your son. I hope all goes well. (I am writing "from the future", so these comments may seem odd.)


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