New BOM – Robin’s Nest
I’m going to count this as a rehab project, even though it is referred to as a border of the month. Same acronym, so it works for me. I’m a few months behind and it will definitely take time to do it right. I’m looking forward to enjoying all the steps and mixing traditional piecing with paper piecing (a first for me) and needle-turn applique. The project came from Karen Styles in Australia. Her shop, Somerset Patchwork and Quilting, plays host to some really phenomenal workshops with ladies who know how to stick to a project. Take a look at her blog and browse her website store for reproduction groups and BOM projects that take your breath away! I got the pattern and acrylic templates from her shop, but I started the fabric BOM delivery from Homestead Hearth.
Block 1 is technically the full center ring of stars, triangles and 6 center leaves. But, as I just mentioned, this one will not be a race to the finish. So, I count my first block as the center applique hexagon! Done!
The little pencil points at the tips of the leaf shapes are going to be the points of the finished hexagon. I won’t dare cut this out though, until I have the other part done to make sure it fits like a glove.
Today is also my birthday and I hope to get a really good mix of family, friends and quilting in today!
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