It seems that HST projects are all over my favorite blogs right now. In particular, doing blocks inspired by a post from Camille Roskelley of the Bonnie and Camille team.
In my BOM Rehab work this week, I had the task of creating 12 block size HSTs for setting squares on the Generals’ Wives project.
First I made Block 3:
You may look at this and say … hey – that’s a nice block. Well, I made two mistakes doing this late at night Friday. Once I saw that I had sewn four pairs of pieces together wrong, I just ‘went with it’ and then I noticed I had my corners wrong too. Oh well – it will be my special block to create a unique quilt top.
Here’s my block next to the pattern. It is almost unrecognizable at this point:
In the Block 3 envelope, they included two large cuts of fabric and instructed us to make 12 HST squares that are 12 1/2″ square unfinished. Hence, my HST work for the week:
I feel like I’ve made some significant progress now on this BOM. Here’s my three blocks and my stack of 12 HST setting squares:
But that isn’t the only BOM Rehab work I did! Oh no! Remember this project? Away from Home by Nancy Rink, Mill Girls fabric by Judie Rothermel.
The instructions for the quilt are in this book, Away from Home, by Nancy and Oliver Rink. Only the center portrait area is shown in the book cover below. The quilt finishes around 100″ square.
I had gotten through the center piece and one tree. You can click on my tag list to see all my posts for Away from Home.
Honestly, I got burned out on all of those leaves… but I really love this fabric the quilt is absolutely beautiful to me. So, I got started on Tree #2:
Once the leaves are on, I’ll join the three sections together and square it up. This will be followed by 20 spool blocks (easy peasy) and an inner containment border and then move to the outer pieced blocks.
What other BOMs do I want to work on?
Paris in the Fall
Blogger Girls BOM 2013
FQS Designer Mystery BOM 2013
Mill Girls Medallion Quilt
Charming and Quaint
Civil War Peace and Unity
The last two haven’t even started yet, but will be later this month or February. Can you tell I love BOMs? They really add to your stash too with the leftovers.
Hope you all have a great week lined up. Thanks for stopping by and dropping a comment if you are so inclined! Let me know if you are working on any of the same BOMs as me!