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No fabric in or out this week. I finished a couple more BOM blocks and another bear block. I don’t count fabric out until the project is finished.
Last night was a turning point on the BOM. I haven’t been enjoying the process. I like the idea of the quilt, but the blocks take a lot of time and the numerous fabrics and small pieces take up most my workspace. Trying to piece those blocks and the borders for the raffle block left me feeling scattered and frustrated. I was making a hash of both of them.
So ...read more
|my finished version of the BOM|
Not everyone participated but those that did I think enjoyed doing the BOM and liked their respective finished versions. At least I think they did. I was definitely looking forward to seeing their results. The varied colours gave each quilt its own personality.
Want to see some? I know you do, so here goes.
|she used ...|
mais il s'est quand même passé des choses
Mon artisan est quand même venu
de temps en temps...
plafonds, fenêtres, portes,
puis les murs sont enfin terminés
restent les plinthes et le sol...
mais pas avant début juillet...
je croise les doigts, car après il part en vacances !
Et moi j'aimerais bien retrouver mes affaires dans les cartons
reclasser mes tissus et Ufos
et pouvoir enfin remeubler les chambres.
Entre deux nettoyages j'ai cousu quelques blocs:
Here I am, posting late again, but better late than never! First a picture of my guild's BOM project for 2015-16. I finished mine a while back, but finally got around to taking some pictures!
The final border is from Judy's book, "60 Pieced Quilt Borders"
Here are some close-ups of some of the quilting in blocks...
Several of the quilting fills were inspired by the free tutorials at The Inbox Jaunt.
At my last get-together with our community quilts group, the coordinator asked people to take a box of quilt blocks, and make them into a quilt ... read more
Well, summer is here .... at least it will be next week, so here is the June stitchery of the month block. Yum! Watermelon and summer go together!
Find the pattern here.
Enjoy this month's block! I can't believe it, but we're almost half way done. I'll see you next month for July's block.
This month we are doing the Kansas Star block. I knew there was a block out there named Kansas Star, what I failed to remember was Kansas City Star was a huge producer of quilt block patterns. It took a while to finally find a picture of the real historical Kansas Star quilt block so we could do it. The plus side is I did find an old quilt block that my grandma had made, goofed, lost the pattern and never fixed it. She turned it into a pillow and it was a sad day when it finally fell apart ...read more
Bloc 32 The Constant Needle
Bloc 33 Selvage Saver
Old MacDonald Mystery Sampler
Le bloc du mois Improv Bullseye
(des courbes improvisées coupées à main libre) mélangé avec les blocs "ciel"
Il faut encore attendre pour savoir ce qui bouchera les trous du paysage :)
"Our Land " Mystery Quilt
un autre BOM mystère de American Made Brand
Bloc 1 View from the shore
Bloc 2 The most perfect hill
I took a class that I've been wanting to take for a long time, at the local art gallery. It was Fabric Printing with Linoleum Blocks.
Welcome to the first block of Maggie’s First Dance, a free block of the month by Jacqueylynne Steves. I’m delighted to be one of the featured bloggers, and I can tell you already that I’m going to love working on this BOM!
(Giveaway information can be found at the end of this post.)
I’m making the applique version of the blocks, but you can choose to do embroidery or use a focus fabric instead. The quilt design is beautiful either way. The final quilt will measure 53″ square.
Remember, this is a FREE block of the ...
May was such a fast month. I don’t know why it felt like it passed so quickly, but there it is.
I made a lot of progress on The Short List, but didn’t finish much. I embroidered a couple bear blocks, finished two months of BOM blocks and started a third, made the thread catchers and quilted half the tumbler quilt.
As a reminder, the Short List is something old (UFO), something new, something BOM related, a handwork project and Creative Play. I added a scrap project to the list too. I let the list get too long ...read more
We kick of summer with the June Bonfire Block of the Month Club block! This is the last string block for the Bonfire Sampler and it's definitely my favorite.
JUNE BLOCK - FRIENDSHIP STAR With this block, we are making 2 string blocks, then using them as one of the squares in half-square triangle units. I absolutely love the way it completely refreshes the Friendship Star we are so familiar with. It gives this simple block some pizzazz.
And can it really be June?
Sun Print 2016 line of fabric by Alison Glass for Andover.
At Road to California 2015 I took Anita Shacklefords Coxcomb class. This weekend I put the binding on my quilt. She gifts you a little history of the coxcomb blocks and gives you stencils to design your own. This is my version.
Here in the U.S. it’s the beginning of a holiday weekend. I took a vacation day to give myself a four day weekend. I wanted some extra time to work on my quilty projects and some of the endless house projects that I can never get to after work.
I made the February BOM blocks my first priority in the sewing room. The March, April and May blocks are finished. January will be a project for another day.
I wasn’t sold on my fabric choices, so I sewed up one block to make sure I liked them ...read more
The Scrappy Wacky Block
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.
Click the link below to get the ...read more