Saturday, July 28, 2012

Blogger's BOM #9, 10 and 11 and progress on BD-quilt

As you know, I have been - still am - extremely busy completing Johnny's birthday quilt. Victory to me; the quilt top is done! :) Some days ago I decided on backing; flannel and today I started the sandwiching, pin basting and thread basting. The quilt takes up the entire dinning room table - a good reason to tidy up a little bit of stash, sewing equipment etc. I'm not going to tell more about it now, it has to be a secret! :)
Well, being busy with visitors (June) and thereafter the birthday quilt, I have not had time for the Blogger's BOM blocks - until some days ago... After working weeks on a big project, it feels good to rewind with a few blocks only.
I thought it was time to do Blogger's BOM block #9 first of all. Jacki over at Canton Village Quilt Works is hosting Blogger's BOM quilt-a-long.
Block #9 has Cathy from Cabbage Quilts tutorial
Since the start, I decided to make two of each block, alternate the fabrics I'm using. I'm not sure about the colors I have chosen here... perhaps a bit too bright to my liking...
Anyway... they are OK... :)

Block #10 is from Pam over at Pam Kitty Morning and you'll find the tutorial here.

Block #11 is from Victoria at Bumble Beans Inc. Click here for the tutorial.

Block #12 will be out August 25th and has Amy Ellis at Amy's Creative Side direction.


It's weekend and I think I'm going to continue working on Johnny's quilt. I have started quilting it, it will be a mix of FMQ and stitch-in-the-ditch. I've started with the latter, but - sigh - it goes slow... I had a break from it yesterday; I was fed up! :( That is how it should be, isn't it, a love & hate relation to a quilt?! :)
This is all I can show.... Be patient, it will be revealed in a 3-weeks time...

Dear readers; have a wonderful and crafty weekend!


Karen said...

That quilt has been a lot of work. I am pleased that you are near the end.
Great to see all your blocks done, too.
Enjoy your weekend, too.

Ulla said...

Wow so wonderful blocks in colours and patterns.Great!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I had thought of doing the blocks you are doing but was too busy with other things. That is good to do two of each and either have two quilts or one big one.

Rosemary said...

Bet it feels good getting all caught up with Blogger's BOM! Your blocks looks great! Love that you're making two of each! I can't wait to see Johnny's quilt! Post as soon as you can!!

Dirt Lover said...

Nice blocks. I can't wait to see your Johnny's quilt. You are inspiring to me. I just love looking at what you've done. Keep it up!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow Astrid you are very busy girl! Looking forward to the finished quilt...Happy Stitching to you!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Your blocks are looking great!