Thursday, 25 April 2013

Kingston - Starting Over

My Kingston quilt has been on my WIP list since before I kept a WIP list. I fell in love with this Kingston 2000 Block of the Month (BOM) pattern by Laurene King-McGill back in, um, 1999, when I was home visiting my parents in Kingston. I dove right in, but things went wrong right from the start. Although I'd done five or six quilts by then, I hadn't attempted any paper piecing, satin stitching or any of the more complex piecing this pattern required.

My attempt at the January block yielded this. There were more pieces, but they were equally unsightly and I can't find them now anyway.

Periodically over the years, I'd pull this project out, drool over the pattern, sigh over my sad little attempt and think about what I might do to fix it.

In January of this year, I decided I'd just start again. Clean slate! Two days before I broke my wrist, I plunged in, figuring that I'd do this as a block of the month this year...only 13 years after the actual BOM. LOL!

Here is my first block -- Kingston City Hall. I worked across from City Hall for several summers during university so its beloved limestone bricks are imprinted in my heart.

Kingston 2000 - January Block
Satin Stitching!
Kingston City Hall Clock
What a difference 13 years makes, eh? He he!


  1. Oh my soul!!!!! Is there anything you can't make M-R??? This is beautiful amaze me every post girl!!!! Love it

  2. Howevery long it took it is beautiful.

  3. Sometimes there is a very good reason for giving a piece a "time out." Perhaps I should have more UFO angst than I do, but I can't drum it up. You are off to good new start.

  4. forgot email, though I'm not 'no reply' by choice, but by blogspot infrastructure.
    clairealex [at] gmail [dot] com aka knitnkwilt

  5. Your block looks awesome! I can't wait to see the others!

  6. Your block looks awesome! I can't wait to see the others!

  7. This is amazing, M-R. And an inspiration to all of us newer quilters to on sewing :)


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