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!