Sunday, March 16, 2008

Third Weekend In March Progress

Yes, I have officially started yet another BOM. This one is called Lillibet's garden and it should look similar to this in about a year. I desperately need to learn to Applique if I want this one to come out as nice as the picture. (This makes the official BOM count = 9) This was the first block for this quilt. I also cut all the squares for the sashing and will hopefully have enough backround fabric next month to be able to start sashing the blocks as I do them.

I bought some fabric and re-made the 2nd Stars in the Garden block. I screwed up the cutting on my first attempt and was alot more careful this time.
I also finished my re-make of my "Out of the Darkess" March block. I will be sure to be more careful on these in the future. These blocks have a zillion pieces and take alot of time to do.

I was also able to quilt a few more stars and hexagons on my Star quilt. I hate it more and more as I force myself to quilt it. It is puckering like crazy on the hexagons. I just want to finish it and call it done. I am hoping to have this one done before it gets to hot to quilt. I will take another picture when it is completly done.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Dear Jane March 2008 Progress

It's fun to see how this quilt is coming along by using the block chart. I really hate this triangle and may remake the top of it when I learn proper needle turn applique.
I am still comcentrating on blocks I can piece. I don't really care for paper piecing but I used that method for the last block.

March BOM Updates

I have been trying to keep up with my BOM's and getting my Star quilt quilted. At the rate I am going, the Star will be finished by Christmas. So far I have one star quilted and 6 of the surrounding hexagons. This is the first block of a BOM I am doing with my favorite quilt shop, Leah's Fabric Gallery. My good friends Joy and Karene are also doing this project. Wouldn't you know, we all came out with different blocks. Karene is the winner of doing hers the right way. Joy and I are just rebels I guess. (or we can't read directions) LOL
Here is part of the second month of my "Stars Around The Garden" BOM. I screwed up the other block so badly that I had to order more fabric. That will teach me to never cut a block after sitting on the freeway for 2hrs on a Friday night.

Here are the March BOM's for the Wildflower Sampler.

Here is the "Out Of Darkness" BOM. I really like how this is turning out. I cut the white version and plan on making that next weekend.

Here is the Fantasy Flowers BOM for March. This was SEW MUCH FUN to make!!!

Here is the Be Attitudes BOM for March. I still have to give the ant some eyes and place the button on top of the cupcake.