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Globetrotting: Pat Sloan's 2014 Mystery BOM


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Red Colorway: Bobbins and Bits, Designed by Pat Sloan for Moda

Blue Colorway: Everything
Blue, Designed by Marsha McCloskey
for Clothworks

Monthly Blocks
January: Washington DC - Updated!
Our Globetrotting journey starts in my home town, Washington DC! I live just outside our wonderful capital in the Virginia suburbs. I feel so lucky to be able to take part in great museums, festivals and explore the history of our country!

The center block is our largest block and sets the stage for our trip around the world!
Version 2.0 Updated 4/1/2014
February: Venice, Italy
For our second city in Globetrotting we travel to Venice Italy. I've traveled around the world, but have yet to visit Italy. I do work with Aurifil thread that is an Italian thread company, and I'm working on learning a bit of Italian .. like wool thread is Lana! Fun right?
March: Chicago
For our third city we head up to Chicago! I've been through Chicago a few times. And I've taught in guilds and shops around the Chicagoland area, but I've not actually stayed downtown to experience the city. We were there in late summer and it was beautiful. I'm a huge fan of vibrant downtown cities and our drive through did not disappoint. I want to go back and be able to walk miracle mile, eat at the great restaurants and go walk the lake front.
April: San Juan
For April Pat is taking us to the wonderful gulf city of San Juan, Puerto Rico!  This month's block was inspired by the historic fortresses in that gorgous port city.  Take a cruise with us through the resources Pat has put together for you this month, and feel free to share on Flickr after you create YOUR block!
May: London, England
For May Pat is taking us jolly olde London, England!  This month's block was inspired by the Piccadilly Circus part of the city.  So don your favorite jacket, grab up your umbrella, and let's stroll on over and take a look at the resources Pat has put together for you this month.
June: Saint Loius, Missouri
What a wonderful block! We can't believe we're already two-thirds of the way through, but here is the block of the month for June! Pat takes her inspiration for this one from the Gateway to the West, Saint Louis, Missouri. Be sure to touch bases on Flickr and Pat's Facebook group (follow the link below) to see what everyone else has been up to.
July: Sydney, Australia
Now that summer is heating up perhaps it's time to take a trip to the land down under!  Sydney is a gorgeous city with a wonderful atmosphere, packed full of interesting people and this month Pat has drawn on all of that for inspiration for her fabulous new block.  So let's dive into this wonderful project together, and be sure to share your blocks in the Flickr group!
August: Paris, France
What world travel spree would be complete without the City of Love, Paris, France? This month Pat relives her youth in Europe and the times she visited the city of lights with a wonderful block. So stroll along with us as we add this next-to-last piece to the great puzzle, and be sure to share your blocks in the Flickr group!
September: Barcelona, Spain
You thought it would be Rome, or perhaps Berlin or New York, didn't you?  Well Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in the world; home of the famous Sagrada Familia by Gaudi, and host to a wonderful and rich culture, amazing architecture, and delicious cuisine!  Travel with us in this final segment in our world tour together as we walk the streets of Barcelona with Pat, and her final amazing block for this BOM.

Pat's Globetrotting Mystery Quilt Setting Patterns
Red Colorway: Bobbins and Bits, Designed by Pat Sloan for Moda Blue Colorway: Everything Blue, Designed by Marsha McCloskey for Clothworks
In the red/grey I made them scrappy. The checkerboards remind me of all the city centers I've visited. Plus I added a bit of appliqué to my Washington DC block.. you might want to do the same! I floated all the blocks with the background color.
The corners are checkerboards balanced with more light than dark blocks in the blue/cream version.
More From Pat

I highly recommend that with dark/light quilts you prewash your fabric. I don't want any tears later when you wash that quilt and it runs blue onto white ..eep! The step of prewashing can be done quickly and then you are ready to rock and roll.

Many of you have joined me at my quilt group on Facebook called Quilt with Pat Sloan. We are sharing our Globetrotting blocks and MUCH MORE! Everyone has been showing the quilts they are working on, asking for help and advice, and having more fun than you can have at any spot on Facebook.. so join me by clicking the link above.

We have a Flickr page for sharing photos. Click the link below to go to the group page and become a group member for free, then you will be able to upload pictures of your own materials selections and the blocks that you create throughout the BOM.
Click Here for the Flickr Group

If we have not met yet... it's super nice to know you!... Click here to learn about me.

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