Saturday, January 21, 2017

Rajah Revisited is Done

Might be a record:  a Block of the Month quilt finished in less than 13 months.  Rajah Revisited, the 2016 Block of the Month from The Quilt Show is done:

It's about 67" square.  The pattern was based on a quilt made by slave women in 1841, as they were transported on the ship Rajah from England to Australia. A lot of historical information was presented each month, along with the monthly pattern.  My center is a panel I bought from Quilt and Textile Collections, owned by Kay Triplett.  It and several other printed fabrics are still available.

While I enjoyed working on this, I am glad it's done and look forward to spending 2017 making the Halo Star Medallion and finishing Ruffled Roses, the 2011 Block of the Month, also from The Quilt Show.  This year will also be spent developing some new classes I want to teach.

Stella's Splendid Sampler will be finished in 2017--I plan to enter it in my guild quilt show this Fall.  The other day I figured out what quilts I could have done for which categories for our show so now I have a plan.  Just have to execute it.

AND it wouldn't be me if I didn't start something new, right now, when I have so much to finish.  I'm a sucker for projects from Temecula Quilt Company, here is their 2017 Wild Goose Wednesday:

Each week, for 33 weeks, we'll make 8 Flying Geese until we have 264, or I get tired of them.  This is one of my favorite shapes, though this is a larger size than I typically make.  There are so many ways to use these.

I hope some of you are working on the Sew-A-Long.

Let's Quilt!



  1. Your quilt is so beautiful! What a treasure! Will you quilt it yourself?
    Ever since the time period that I had to make 3 or 4 versions of each of Temecula's SALs, I have found it easy to step away and just enjoy watching others create them. I guess it was burnout--but I always like their designs, too. : )

  2. I love your quilt! Nice work!
    That's a huge flying goose!

  3. Congrats on the finish -- looks great!

  4. So much little piecing and so well done.

  5. Beautiful quilt and I am so glad that you started a new project! I do enjoy reading your blog!

  6. Congratulations on finishing the top. Great idea to use the reproduction panel in the center. It's beautiful!