I couldn’t stay away!

Well, even with my intent to stay focused on work this past week, I did get started with my AYOS project for July … LINCOLN Schnibble pattern by Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company.

I started with ordering the book, so I could add to my collection and get so many more great patterns at the same time.  I added in some Bella Solid “Feather” for the background out of my stash and my two charm packs of BOHO fabric by Urban Chiks, courtesy of Carrie Nelson herself from my prize package (see last post):

AYOS Lincoln Start

Now, mind you, I have my favorite designers and what I think are my favorite color schemes.  I had not purchased any of the BOHO collection because it didn’t seem ‘me’.  But I am so pleasantly surprised at how much I have enjoyed working with it!  Rich colors and the retro vibe feel is cheerful.  So, I started with my fabric selections for the 13 star points and centers.  Now tell me – don’t these colors look great??

AYOS Lincoln Star Points

I proceeded to cut up my squares for the star points and got them all grouped together with their centers.  You can also see the start of the rail fence pieces beginning to stack up on the right:

AYOS Lincoln Star Sets

And the first block done and approved!  I love how the star floats in the background (there is more than 1/4″ seam allowance designed into that block), and even though I think it came out perfectly – it does help to have that cushion where you won’t cut off the points when you join everything together.  This picture below came out a bit dark.  It is a great block – unfinished at 5″ square:

AYOS Lincoln Block 1

 

As of today, I have my rail fence block 2/3 joined (two of the three strips are connected).  This will be so speedy!  I have a total of 4 star blocks done, so only 9 more to go.  I ordered my backing and binding from FQS yesterday, so it should be here by the weekend and maybe I can even get this quilted on my own machine before the end of the month!  Yippee!

Once that is done … look what I get to do next:

2013 FQS DM BOM 2

See you soon!

Thanks for visiting my site!

Jennifer

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