BOM Rehab – Feb 4th

I worked on many items this weekend, but I just have a short amount of time today for blogging, so I’ll link up to Sinta’s BOM Rehab and show off my completed TREE #1 from my Away From Home BOM.  I finished up the applique of the leaves last night during the Super Bowl.  Some I needle turned and some I did on the machine.  I like the eclectic mix of the result.  You can’t really tell with this picture, given it is too far away and I think a little fingerprint has been smudged on my camera lens…

AFH Tree 1 Finished

However, I’m going to take a break this week from applique and try to complete two other projects.

1 – I have machine stitched the binding to my MIL Stars and Stripes quilt.  I need to finish it by hand sewing it to the back and add a label.  MIL is visiting us in two weeks, so I have a definite deadline!  Pictures when I’m done!

2 – I have almost finished all the blocks for my jelly roll quilt with the Avalon fabric collection.  They look great!  I can’t help myself but to square up after each round of strips though.  Slows me down, but hopefully it is worth it when I go to put it all back together.  Cheater trick, I’m going to make my final two strips about a 1/4 inch larger (they are both in the background fabric) before I sew them on.  That way, if my blocks try to come up a little short anywhere, I have the extra fabric to keep them at an exact measurement.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


8 thoughts on “BOM Rehab – Feb 4th

  1. Your block is so beautiful! Thank you for using both machine and needle turn. I thought there were strict rules about that… and I would embrace applique more if I knew that I had options!!! I can’t wait to see your Avalon project. I can’t believe that you are nearly done with it! That fabric is so beautiful. I can’t wait to get my hands on some!

    • I have a great idea for my Sinta bundle now… I’ll blog about it soon I hope. It will be something for my daughter that I found on the Moda website.

  2. I love that you combined techniques! No rules is my mantra. 😉 I just got an Avalon charm pack in the mail – I was inspired by your project. I’m just enjoying looking at it right now!

    • My combined techniques was mostly due to the fact that I didn’t have an exact match of thread for my dark green leaves, so I felt that I needed to hand applique them to hide the thread as much as possible. But it all worked out! Sorry I missed the meeting this past weekend – I hope to try again next month.

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