No lectures, please…

I know it.  But, you do the same thing!  Don’t deny!

I got my box from Fat Quarter Shop yesterday and it had the first block of the 2014 Designer Mystery BOM program.  This year it is featuring the collection Snowbird by Edyta Star of Laundry Basket Quilts and I think it will be all star blocks.

But yes … I know … I have three blocks left to do on 2013 DM BOM … but they got pushed to the side last night so I could prep.

I started by ironing and lightly starching all the fabric pieces.  Don’t you love those blues with the gray and beige colors?

2014 Block 1 fabric

 

It took no time to cut out the pieces for the block.  In the the past two DM BOM years, I have tried to cut out two blocks from the same pack of fabric.  Unfortunatley, at least on Block 1 this time, the cuts called for some large squares and I just couldn’t fit a second set out of the swatches.  I might try again since all but one of the large squares got subcut diagonally twice, so I could possibly work it out as smaller squares for the extra block set.  I’ll wait and see how Block 2 goes and I might invest in a layer cake to supplement.  I wanted to make another quilt at the same time – I think my mom would like this one.

Here are the cuts and in the top right corner, you can see the abundant left over ‘scraps’:

2014 Block 1 cuts

As of this morning, FQS still had this program available along with the backing and finishing kits.  It is going to be beautiful!

Also, a quick look at my design wall where I’m laying out the pieced backing for my GGS quilt.  I have some light gray solid on order to help finish it out.

GGS Back Design

 

This one Great Granny Square will be about 60″ square when it is done.  Can’t wait to see how it ends up!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and to those celebrating – a Happy Father’s Day!

All the best,

Jennifer

3 thoughts on “No lectures, please…

  1. I am excited to see your blocks come together with your new hot-off-the-press BOM! I like the idea of your super sized Granny Square too! You have always got something fun going on!

  2. I’m not one to lecture on buying beautiful fabrics and kits! I think this BOM is gorgeous but decided against joining because I don’t have the time to keep up. I love yr stack of Fat Quarter Shop delivery boxes! I’m envious.

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