Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sewing for a snowy day

The second installment of Monique Dillard's Blogger Girls BOM was posted on February 1st.  Here are the two blocks I made from this month's pattern:


I had a little trouble deciding on fabrics for the block on the left, because most of my 30's repro fabrics tend to read as "mediums" and it can be hard to get a good contrast.    I started out with  the pink fabric of Mary and her Little Lamb,  and worked from there.

Both blocks are made up of 8 Flying Geese units.  Monique's method for making the blocks uses a neat little "Fit to be Geese" ruler, but since I don't have one of those, I made mine using a ruler that I already had called the "Quick Trim and Circle Ruler", using the method I blogged about here.

It's not too late to get started on this quilt if you are interested.  By making 2 blocks each month, the timetable is only 6 months instead of the usual 12 for a Block of the Month.  I am enjoying seeing how much variety you can get in a block pattern just by rearranging the fabrics, and playing with these cheerful colors on on otherwise gloomy winter day.

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4 comments:

  1. Two more wonderful blocks! I agree--it is so much fun to see how different you can make them look. As far as the "mediumness" of the thirties fabrics, so far it seems to be working really great.

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  2. They are so pretty and I love the fabrics you have chosen.

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  3. The fabrics are so pretty! The blocks remind me of spring which I wish was here already! Your BOM is going to be great!

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  4. I have several feed sacks left to me by my mother - I just love them and these repros look just like them! I worked today on a little quilt, about 14" square, using the feed sacks in the apple core pattern. Love those fabrics! blessings, marlene

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