Friday, August 26, 2016

Month 2-Part 2 of Sleigh Bell BOM

I finished the "Sashing Blocks" for month 2 and as promised, I am post photos of the block and a portion of row 1.

Sashing Block - 4.5" x 10.5"

Row 1 - Tree, sashing and dog --> 24" x 10.5" 

Sleigh Bell Block of the Month (BOM)

10.5" x 10.5" - Block and Frame

This block is the second month of the Sleigh Bell BOM.  I loved piecing this block together.  It was fun because it is a "Scotty Dog."   The dimensions of the block are 8.5" x 8.5" but with the frame, it is 10.5" x 10.5".  

In addition to just sewing this block, we were given enough fabric to make the vertical sashing.  I will post of photo of those blocks when I finish sewing them together.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Month 8 - River Rock BOM

Block "B" - 20.5" x 20.5"

Block "A" - 13" x 13"

Spacer 9 - 8" x 13"

This BOM is really easy to very simple to sew together.  The instructions and illustrations are simple and easy to follow.  I've enjoyed it immensely.  I believe that there are 1-2 months left and I am really looking forward to sewing it all together into a quilt.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Month 13 - Flock of Feathered Stars

Five more months to go.  This BOM will be finished.  I can't wait, the blocks in this quilt are amazing!

This month's block is called:  Feathered Star No. 6.  The next four months, we will sew 12" x 12" blocks and the final month make a 24" x 24" block.

Not the best photo.
This month's block:

Feathered Star No. 6

There are forty-eight total border blocks to make.
So far, I have made thirty-nine of forty-eight blocks.
Phew!  Twelve more to go@

Border Block

Sunday, July 17, 2016

New - Sleigh Bell BOM

I neglected to mention that I joined a new Block of the Month (BOM).  It is called the "Sleigh Bell BOM."  It has a total of twelve blocks and it is coincidentally a twelve month BOM.  Every month the participants pick-up fabric at Fabric Garden (my local quilt shop) in Sacramento.  We follow the instructions from the book:  "Winter Wonderland."  It looks fairly easy so I thought it would be fun to do.  

I like the book as I thumbed through it last week just before I signed up for the BOM.  This is fairly easy so we do not have a class but just a pick-up of the fabric and take it home to sew.  The book, "Winter Wonderland" is written by Sherri Falls of "This & That Pattern Company."  It has quite a few quilts to make and they look easy.  The instructions are very clear.  The Sleigh Bell pattern is the last one in the book.

This is block one, a Pine Tree.  It was fast and easy to sew.  The middle of the block is 8.5" x 8.5" square. Total measurements of the block including the borders are 10.5" x 10.5" square.  

River Rock BOM - Month 7

I just finished this month's River Rock BOM.  I just love sewing the blocks.  I think I mention that fact every month but I enjoy sewing them because they are large pieces and they are beautiful batiks (my favorite fabric).  It is so relaxing knowing that there is a little leeway so I am not stressing when the seams are not perfect!  I will be sad when this BOM is over...two months from now, September.  Very sad indeed but I will put this together and enjoy the fruits of my labor.

Block B - 20.5" x 20.5" (UF)

Block A - 13" x 13" (UF)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Flock of Feathered Stars - Month 12

Wow!  I can't believe that it has been twelve months since we started the first month of Flock of Feathered Stars!  There are only six more months of this BOM.  It has been fun and I have enjoyed sewing most of the blocks.  I love paper piecing but the ones that are small are a bit more difficult just because of the small size.  This month's block had larger "feather" pieces.

12.5" x 12.5" (UF) - The Hour Glass

Three border blocks - 6.5" x 6.5"

When I said that the "feathers" of this block were large, I meant that the squares to make them were 2.75" squares and cut on the diagonal.  Fun, Fun, Fun!