So here is the beginning of the last of the BOMs for this year (I hope). This one, like one other I am doing, has more than one block for the month. These two blocks are “block 1” and are 18 x 24” each. Since this is an all applique quilt I am going to try to use only scraps or fat quarters except for the backgrounds. That fabric is white on white with snowflakes, perfect for hats, scarfs, and mittens, don’t you think? I hope to get them appliqued this week but since this is the first “block” I may let them sit for a while.
I did get the last two letters of the Alphabet BOM’s second block (s) attached to the background fabric and then began working on the patchwork parts.
This is the patchwork the will be going with the letter “C”. Doesn’t it look great? And it is except that I didn’t read the instruction to size down the HSTs and thus it is 8” rather than 6 1/2”. I have already cut the pieces for a new square and this one will become a mug rug. Meanwhile, I just must learn to read ALL of the instructions.
That said, I have cut the fabric for the D’s patchwork. And it is all waiting at the sewing machine for me to return. And you better believe that I will read and reread the directions before I sew it all together.
On Friday I put 4 mug rugs on the frame but I haven’t gotten back in there to begin the quilting. I hope to have them done this week, also. Wish me luck, Gari