To celebrate 15 years in business, I’m making a quilt ~ and setting aside the 15th day of each month to work on the 15th Anniversary Whimzie Quiltz BOM commemorative project.
Happy Ides of March! Actually, I don’t know if wishing someone that is a thing, but what the heck, traditions have to start somewhere…
Speaking of traditions, since it is the 15th of the month, that means it’s time to work on my 15th anniversary quilt. March’s block is this super cute pencil (a very handy quilting tool, if not the most obvious.) The pencil is part of the original Sewology block of the month pattern that was my inspiration, but I added my company name in machine appliqué below.
Three months in, I’m still loving how this quilt is coming along. What I am finding, though, is that making small changes to a block of the month pattern can snowball!
Remember how instead of Sewology block 1, I did my logo? Then I added two of the same thread spools on either side (whereas Sewology had three different spools.)
Turns out, when my two blocks were combined, they ended up 1/4 inch larger than the original pattern! So this month’s section, which attaches, also had to be slightly larger, as will next month’s. And don’t get me started on all the calculations I had to do to fit my machine appliquéd company name in there. So much math! (Amusing side note – I did most of the work by hand with a… drumroll please… pencil! See, I told you it was a handy quilting tool.)
The hardest part is remembering that I’ve made these small changes month to month. Who knows what I’ll remember come April 15th? Better keep that pencil handy…
I really hope you’re enjoying taking the 15th Anniversary Whimzie Quilt journey with me. And remember, there’s still plenty of days each month when I can be working on a super special quilt for you, too! What do you want to celebrate in 2019?