I am finally starting to see some more blocks from the Around the World Quilting Bee. Yipee! If you have read some of my other posts you know I am not a math wizard, but I can count. According to my “Loop Order” list, this should be block #12, even though it is the 8th block I have received. How do I number them now? I am leaning towards keeping them numbered in the proper loop order for my own records, since that is how they will be recorded in the individual quilts. So, without further ado, here it is…

Block #12!  #12 Sweet 16 for Maria

This block is called Sweet Sixteen. I went with it because most of her blocks that weren’t log cabin variations, are stars.

Maria's quilt as of 10/19/09

I was also deficient in the red gingham fabric division, so I used the red and off-white fabrics to mimic the gingham pattern idea. This floral I have had since the late 1980’s. I have used two different white on off-white fabrics for this block. The inner triangles are slightly darker, (more of a “natural” on the thread color chart) than the outer off-white. The light didn’t help that show up in the photo though. The red is a multi-tonal, cranberry red with small swirls in gold ink. I have only been able to find it as fat quarters, or I would have made a quilt with it. I love how rich it looks.

I like this pattern so much that I think I will use it to make a table runner for Christmas. (Maybe not this Christmas though!)

Color choices for #12

I have two more ATWQB quilts in the sewing room to work on in the next few weeks. I wanted to get at least one out and on it’s way towards the other ladies who are waiting as impatiently as I was!

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