Monday, August 24, 2015

Fig Tree Yuletide BOM - Month #5

July's Yuletide BOM was so fun to sew.  There were only two blocks to make but they were spectacular.

Block #9 were just Bowties - 16 1/2" unfinished

 Block #10 - Tree of Life - 14 1/2" unfinished

I can't wait until it is time to put these blocks together.  It will be beautiful.  Thanks again to Joanna Figueroa.  These blocks are so gorgeous!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Flock of Feathered Stars by Carolyn Cullinan McCormick

A couple of weeks ago, I saw a teaser (poster) at my local quilt shop for a class called "A Flock of Feathered Stars."  This was a paper piecing class and I was intrigued.  I had the book at home and loved the stars but I didn't have the time to do it. Here was a class held once a month, the first Tuesday of each month, we bring our sewing machines, do it at the quilt shop AND socialize with twelve other quilters!  What a deal!  I immediately signed up and we had our first class earlier this week and we paper pieced!  Needless to say, I loved it!

A photo of the book is pictured to the left, A Flock of Feathered Stars by Carolyn Cullinan McCormick.
It is a wonderful book full of paper pieced stars.  They look difficult but they are not.  I will say that you had better like paper piecing!

This is the block that we started with: Feathered Star No. 4.

It was fun and not complicated.  The block is 12" finished.

This BOM is an 18-month program.  We will sew a block each month and make 3 blocks of the border.  It really is fun.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Threads of Time - Months 8 and 9 - Finished

I am current with the Threads of Time BOM.  Well, I put the four blocks together for Month #8, Broken Star and Month #9, the Anvil block.  Of course, I have not done the flying geese for them but they are not difficult when I use Studio 180 Design's Wing Clipper Ruler.  

I enjoyed sewing the Broken Star Block.  It was fun because it was a bit more complicated compared to the previous blocks.  Of course, after a difficult block, a majority of the time an easier block is next, the Anvil.  It was easier and fun but the background was directional.