Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Holiday Quilting

I'm on vacation this week, mostly to make sure everything is done in preparation for back to school on Tuesday.  However, with two teenagers, that leaves me with plenty of time to myself now that we are back from a brief trip to Canada's Wonderland.  1 shopping day for each child, and the rest is unscheduled.  And, when the oldest takes my car for the day what am I to do other than sew?  And sew I did.

I finished the Blogger's block of the month block for August - which brings me to the end of that BOM.  I'm trying out different layouts now - thinking I'll probably add a 1.5" or 2" sashing (in black) with cornerstones in the various colours.  But I also want to wait and see if there is a setting suggested for the BOM - which means waiting until Sept 24 to do anything with this.  So it will hang out on the wall as I play with the layout.



And, because simply waiting for the next step is not high on my list of things to do, I jumped into my next quilt project.  Here are the first few blocks.  In fact, I have 30 made, but decided not to put them all up on the wall yet.  Lots more blocks to go.

5 comments:

  1. The black in the BOM makes things pop. The black and white blocks are kinda intriguing!

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  2. The jewel tones of the BOM are very nice. It is hard to wait for the suggestions of a BOM project, tho.

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  3. I like your black and white blocks, I can't wait to see what direction you go with them.

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  4. The black and white are very different. I will be interesting to see what you do with them:)

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  5. The jewel tones are great, I especially love that you didn't use a total, "flat" black as contrast.

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