Sunday, February 1, 2015
BOMs Design Walls
Last week I showed this block but it was only stuck down, no stitching. Well he is stitched down now.
I am using several of the fancy stitches on these blocks because this is a “fun” BOM. This stitch is a loop-d-loop which I thought made the “frosting” look more “real.”
The scarf got a wavy stitch: attempting some movement. I used the back side of the fabric for the lower part of the scarf and the right side for the upper part. I also used different shades of the teal thread. I probably won’t be that “picky” by the time I have made more blocks.
I did nothing fancy on the face or the body as I will be doing them over and over and I do like consistency
So today I printed out the February blocks for the two BOMs I am doing. And tomorrow I will be drawing the outlines for the fusible and picking my fabrics. However, before I do that I am going to watch The Quilt Show which is featuring Sharon Schamber. She is supposed to be showing how she does applique without using fusible. I figure that I can’t loose by learning something from a great like Sharon. We’ll see how it goes.
I have also be working on some mug rugs for a swap. Here you can see the top and the backing.
I was stay stitching around prior to quilting when the thread broke, three times. I have decided it was the thread and I’m throwing it away. Tomorrow will be another day to get these babies done.
I did want to share my new pincushion. She was made by a lady in Pensacola, FL (don’t know her name) and I just couldn’t leave the store without her. I don’t know where she is going to reside yet but I love seeing her as I come into the studio.
And back in the house, this is Abby who wants to know if we really have to get up. I get this look as I start moving around: it is a great way to start the day. And it usually prolongs the getting up process.
Tomorrow I will be linking with Patchwork Times and What a Hoot Quilts. Please visit each of them to see all of the creativeness going on out there. Gari