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Choose cotton or wool and you can make a lap quilt Sue Spargo says is just right for patchwork and embroidery beginners. To complete the project, you will need to refer to her book, Creative Stitching. However, the free part is each month you’ll get a free downloadable Log Cabin variation quilt block.
As Sue points out in the instructions for Block 1, wool is a great choice for quilts, even in summer, because they breathe.
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I finished one of the two May blocks for the BOM. I don’t count anything out until the quilt is finished.
I keep forgetting to pay attention to how the seams fall when I press, so there were a whole lot of not nesting seams on this one. It makes it very hard to get the points to match. The second block will be better because I will re-press as many seams as I can before I start sewing the units together.
I’m questioning my sanity on this project. If I didn’t want to make a quilt ...read more
My Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses stalled big time a couple of weeks ago. I don't know what happened. There seemed to be so much other stuff going on in my life - I had a manuscript to turn in, there were problems with my youngest son at school(he has ADHD, ODD and possibly autism), I was busy with the dog walking business, one of my pets crossed the Rainbow Bridge and somewhere, I just wanted time to myself to sit back and chill.
Now normally, I would sew for my chill time, but something in me just ...
I'm so thankful that there were no technical issues this month with the post. This month we are making an abstract, scrappy quilt block. I designed this block to represent important parts and people in my life. It's time to dig into your scraps and find fabrics that are either from your favorite projects, important people, or represent a time in your life. The quilt block gets it's name from John Denver's song Country Roads Take Me Home. I've lived in a rural most of my life and a country road will always bring me ...read more
I was feeling a bit better this morning, so I decided to get back to work on my guild BOM project. I had made the blocks each month, but hadn't finished the last one, as I had to decide what I wanted to add to the basic blocks.
I finally decided to make some small Dresden plate pieces. I made an open circle on the left side, and then played with the pieces to make two looped shapes on the right.
Pardon the cut off picture. My sewing room is small and that is the best I could do ...
Welcome to the Bonfire Block of the Month Club for May! We continue our experiment with string blocks this month. What do you think? String blocks are such a good use of scraps. I love them - even when I'm using a fabric line instead of scraps. They add a lot of dimension.
MAY BLOCK - TULIP LADY FINGERS Last month, the string blocks used in the Box & Star Frame were pretty large string blocks. This month we tone it down a bit with the smaller strings used in this Tulip Lady Fingers block. I really love how the petals of ...
No fabric added this week.
I finished one more embroidery block and March’s BOM blocks, but I don’t count fabric out until I finish the quilt.
The March blocks were a little fussy for my taste. Too many points to match! I’m not sure I made the best color choices either, but I think it will work out in combination with all the other blocks. It’s one busy quilt.
Although I’m still two months behind, I’m taking a break from these until I see the May block instructions. I know I have to make ...read more
I’m posting this a little early because I have such a busy weekend planned. Seems like everything happens at once.
April was a very productive month. I finished Modern Geisha and the April BOM blocks. I also made a textured fabric sample for Creative Play and will finish the March BOM blocks this weekend.
I added a handwork project to the mix, the cross-stitch bears, and will finish three of the twelve blocks this month.
If you are a new reader, the Short List is something old (UFO), something new, something BOM related, a handwork project and Creative Play ...read more
The complete collection of those Curvy Bonfire BOM Babes. They were acting like divas this morning. "Button" didn't get her skim mocha latte, and "Moon & Star" was pouty, asking if her moon looked too big.
Somehow, we made it happen. We got the shot. I swear, working with these models...
....I posted this photo on IG last week. I crack myself up sometimes.... But I do love how all the Curve Bonfire blocks look all together!
Today kicks off the introduction blog hop for Maggie’s First Dance Block of the Month by Jacquelynne Steves. I’m so excited and grateful to be one of the featured bloggers again! This is a FREE, six-month BOM program that starts in June, and I really hope you’ll join us.
To start things off, we’re introducing all of the featured bloggers and then there’s a giveaway for you, too! There are seven participating bloggers this year and you’ll be able to see everyone’s progress each month as we make our way through the pattern ...
So by way of introduction for those who don't know me, a few stats about me you might or might not find important:
- Years as a quilter: 21
- Age: Older than 21
- Design Style: Scrappy and imperfect
- Biggest pile in ...
Last year I did so many block of the months, I didn't think I got enough of my own projects done. So this year I promised myself I would refrain from signing up for any more than just the FQS Designer Mystery. (I already signed up for next years too that starts in May or June I think.) I also have all the setting blocks and borders cut and ready to assemble.
|Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Quilt -block 11|
Just when I think I’m caught up with the Splendid Sampler quilt blocks, they release a new one! I finished blocks 17 and 18 and they turned out “spot on”. You know when you measure the block when it’s done and it’s the exact size it’s supposed to be? Well that happened to me twice! I reworked the math on block 17 so that my flying geese would be oversized and then I trimmed them down to the exact measurement needed. I also used my own perfect square in a square technique to get those units ...
No fabric in or out this week.
I finished up the April blocks for the BOM quilt, but I won’t count anything out until the quilt is finished.
It’s been a long time since I sewed traditional blocks with lots of points. I didn’t pay attention to how I pressed my seams in the first block and some of the points wouldn’t line up because the seams didn’t nest. I fixed that in the second block and they matched up much better. Those piecing skills get rusty when you don’t use them.
I’m ...read more