Monday, June 23, 2008

Finally done!

This is what I have been busy doing. I've been finishing my Louisiana BOM. I pieced all the pieced blocks together first then I fused all the applique blocks. I kind of fizzled out after that and I wanted to put them away but my friend encouraged me to continue and challenged me to finish the machine applique in a week. I took the challenge but had my doubts. I had a lot of other things to do this week including planning a birthday party and make cakes for my honey and my son. I grabbed every spare moment I could and I finished these up today (one day late). I'm so glad to be done. I'm listing all of them here even though I listed the first three months before in other posts. I wanted a record of all of them together. It is also easier to view them all.

The designer of this BOM had little paragraphs written about each of the blocks and what the names meant. I will scan these and they will all go on my label. To me that is the best part. You get a little history with the blocks and it is all about my home state.

This is the January block. The pieced block is called Shrimps on Point and the appliqué block is called Mardi Gras Krewes.


This is the February block. The pieced block is called Peach Festival (the color in the center is peach even if it looks orange in the photo) and the appliqué block is called Gaston Gator.


This is the March block. The pieced block is called Catahoula Leopard Dog and the appliqué block is called Crawfish Gumbo.


This is the April block. The pieced block is called Mardi Gras (the colors are green, gold and purple, the colors in photo are deceiving) and the appliqué block is called Go Ragin Cajuns.


This block is the May block. The pieced block is called Cajun Spice and the appliqué block is called Hot and Spicy.


This is the June block. The pieced block is called Sweet Potato Pie (the color is a bright orange not red) and the applique block is called Bayou State.


This is the July block. The pieced block is called King Cake and the applique block is called Pierre Pelican.


This block is the August block. The pieced block is called Cajun Two Step and the appliqué block is called Cotton Boll.


This is the September block. The pieced block is called Sun Flower Trail and the appliqué block is called Dixie Land Jazz.


This block is the October block the pieced block is called Blueberry and the appliqué block is called Sportsman's Paradise.


This is the November block. The piece block is called Fried Green Tomatoes and the appliqué block is called French Quarter.


This is the December block. The pieced block is called Strawberry Jam and the appliqué block is Magnolia Blossom.

That's all of them! I'm so glad to be finished these blocks. I will put these away and set them together at another time.

5 comments:

Needled Mom said...

You have really been busy. The blocks look wonderful though so guess the time was well rewarded.

Happy belated birthdays to the "men in your life." What handsome men they are!

harts4Him said...

Wow! They look fabulous! You are very accomplished and managed to finish so much and still achieve quality. My hat's off to you.
Keep on rollin' ;)
V

Apple said...

That is going to be an awesome LA quilt once you get it all together. :)

Elaine Adair said...

What a great, dynamic, bunch of blocks!

Pattie said...

Wow - what an incredible about of work! But look what you’ve got to show for it. I'm glad you took your friend up on her challenge.

I can’t wait to see it when it's sewn together.

Have a great weekend, Terry. And happy belated birthday to hubby and son!