Tuesday, July 12, 2011

BACK TO SEWING - MY FIRST B.O.M.



Hello everybody. I've not done any sewing for over six weeks - for happy reasons - welcome visitors, holidays, getting a flower and vegetable garden under control (it's not) and normally I wouldn't have missed it, but since I've been a 15 minute player I'm hooked. So on Monday, despite a pile of ironing the size of a two storey house and a million vegetables screaming their heads off to get into the freezer, I decided Monday would be a day of sewing and nothing else. Julie's B.O.M. looked as if it would be good fun to make and would get me started again.


This is only my second proper block ever (the first was Victoria's signature block). I've now got huge respect for all of you who make block quilts. I can't imagine making more the same and actually getting them all the same size. Maybe that's one of my next challenges? Making this one took six hours.



Thanks Julie - I very much enjoyed making it, and learned a lot.

8 comments:

Julie said...

Glad you liked making it - this looks WONDERFUL!! I love your colours - Its made me want to try a different colour background and leaves too - thank you

Margaret said...

Beautiful block ... the many gradations of color & meticulous piecing ...
Wow!

Nathalie said...

Love your color choices. Beautiful block.

mary e said...

welcome back, summer can be demanding. crazy screaming veggies, remember our fabric screams too!!

QuiltSwissy said...

Your first? I am impressed! I really do love the quality of your work. Mine is much less so.

glen: quicker, though

Nancy B said...

Glad you took time for yourself! Your block is wonderful!

Miki Willa said...

Great block. I love the colors. Best of luck with your screaming veggies.

Helen said...

Charming block with some great fabrics! Love the turquoise and magenta on that quiet background.