The Quilt Show’s 2014 Block of the Month

Several of my friends and I decided to do the “A to Z for Ewe and Me” BOM quilt designed by Janet Stone for the online quilt show and group called “The Quilt Show.” This is Janet’s completed quilt:

I decided to go for a darker palette with medium olive dot background and lots of jewel toned batiks for the pieced blocks. Here is my version of January’s installment:
And the February installment:

I tossed in some cream fabrics with gold metallic when I needed some lighter fabrics so I decided to use a gold colored trilobal polyester thread for the blanket stitch around the letter appliques. This is stitch number 37 (2.5 wide and 2.0 long) on my Janome 6600 sewing machine and Glide thread color number 80132:

The design includes a smattering of little appliqued gold stars, too, so I used the gold metallic fabrics and the Glide thread on those, too:

I am pleased with how this project is going so far!

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