Thursday, February 14, 2013

Alphabet Mystery

I stumbled across another quilting Yahoo! group over this past weekend.  I found this BOM (block of the month) mystery quilt intriguing. It looks like it is going to be fun.  It is called the Alphabet Block of the Month. It is going to be a long one considering there are 26 letters in the alphabet and we are doing one letter month. This BOM started in January, but looks like it will be easy to keep up.  I have my fabrics picked out and the first two blocks done.

For fabrics I chose Sunshine and Hampton Stripes by April Cornell for Moda. I found the charm packs for this fabric back in the beginning of 2008 before Scott and I made our first PCS move together from HHAF in Savannah GA to Ft. Lewis WA. While traveling to Ft. Lewis we made a point to stop at quilt stores as often as possible (yep, I got an enabler as a husband). Some quilt store stops were random, meaning we came across the store by accident. Others however, like Hancock's of Paducah were definitely an on purpose stop.  This is where I picked up a half yard of each of the different styles in the Sunshine and Hampton Stripes line.  Here are the fabrics I choose for this mystery quilt.

A is for Antique Tile
This is the first block.

B is for Basketweave.
This is the second block.

It will be a slow process...only one block a month for 24 more months.  But the end result I think is going to be awesome.  I'm really looking forward to see how it all turns out!

If you are interested in this you can find it in the Yahoo! Group A Pocket full of mysteries


  1. Love your blocks. I know this is going to be a beautiful quilt.

  2. Thanks for the tip on this group! I believe I can handle a block a month! :)

  3. Hello Patricia - I noticed your blog from a post on Bonnie Hunters Quiltvillle group. I have completed several of her quilts. I also have 2 of her mysteries that I am currently working on. I live about 15 minutes from Clarksville.
    Just wanted to say welcome to the blog world. I love your colors for your blocks and look forward to hearing about your progress.

  4. Thank you! Yeah it didn't take long to get me hooked :)