I have actually gotten through several tasks this weekend, enough to fill two posts – but I’m breaking it up into two.
The first activity I did was to complete Block 7 of the 2013 FQS DM BOM. It is a house block and went together really quick. I used my new Alphabitties notion from FQS and I liked them! I will continue to use them on these patterns for sure – take a look below at my pieces all labeled and ready:
I didn’t even have to think twice before I grabbed my parts according to the pattern and ran them through the machine. And for some reason, they cling a little to the fabric due to static electricity I think, so they don’t slide off as easily as I thought they would. The tiles are printed the same on both sides also.
After a short amount of time – I had Block 7 done!
And, as per my routine, I was able to make two blocks from the one package:
This was probably the highest residual month so far. Look at all of these leftovers for my stash, even after making TWO blocks!
Yes, I made a few HSTs from the trimmings, but I’ll just hang on to them and see how I can use them later. They are 2″ unfinished.
LOVE these bright colors … BUT … because I LOVE variety also – here is my change of pace project that I also started this weekend.
Remember back late last year, I blogged here about a new magazine quilt pattern called REACH FOR THE STARS? It is being published in the Quilters Newsletter magazine over 7 volumes. I have the first two magazines so far, and I have the center block almost completed (pattern in first month).
I fell in love with the neutral color scheme and fussy cutting and wanted to try and match it as closely as possible. I started with American Gothic from Pam Buda and never stopped! I had added bits and pieces here and there from other collections and designers – but this is just a teaser for my next post! I’ll show you my fabric selections and the center block next time! I hope you will come back and see! Perhaps sew along? There are at least two other ladies that I know of that have started on this quilt also.
Until then – thanks for visiting and have a great remainder of the weekend!
I love your house blocks! Clever to use the alphabet squares to mark your pieces too!
Your American Gothic quilt is going to be stunning! That is a perfect fabric for your BOM.
What a fun project to supplement your other adorable BOM. I like that you can get two blocks from one in each pattern!
That’s going to be a gorgeous quilt! I’ll be watching your progress…..
I am also doing the Designer Mystery blocks and cannot believe how generous FQ Shop is with the fabric! I did one block a month last year and then sent the pattern and extra fabric to a friend and she did a block too…..I do love the left overs!!!
Peggy in NJ USA