Sunday, March 15, 2015

BOMs Progressing

Progress is being made on Gingerbread Man #3. All I have left to stitch down are his eyes and the white frosting on his arms and legs.
Here I am, in my sewing corner, after picking up the white thread for the frosting.  The shelves behind me are almost bare as I recently moved fabric from them and have not yet decided how to use them. The one with the thread will be used for "current usage" thread but the rest will probably be storage for machine extras.

And then I began working on the Deco Gardens #3.  After I had the fusible on the fabric I all of a sudden noticed that I hadn't "windowed" several of the pieces.  It probably doesn't matter but I like the softness of the windowed pieces.  Also, I don't know if you can see it, but she added little accent slits on four pieces. Not an easy thing to accomplish with fused pieces.
But with much effort I got everything cut out right and laid out on the pressing cloth.  Now, please note that none of the pieces touch each other.  This meant that I couldn't fuse the full layout together and then move it to the background.

Each piece had to be moved separately and then I had to fuss with it to get it looking like it was supposed to look.  Sometimes I think that these designers work very hard to make this hobby difficult.  ;-)
Anyway, this block is fused down and ready for some blanket stitching. 
I got a new phone this week so some of my pictures are still on the old phone which is in the studio.  Next week I will be showing some of the new fabric that I added to my stash, just in case all of the close fabric stores close.  I should be set for at least another 10 years: think I can refrain from buying more?
Monday I am supposed to be doing laundry and doing some house cleaning so I can get my cart moved.  But by Tuesday, if I am not worn out, I plan to be in the studio stitching away.
I will be linking with Patchwork Times and What a Hoot.  Then it is housework for me: you go on and have a good time reading the other blogs.  :-(


A Nudge said...

One fun project and one fabulous block! LOL - I hear ya about those designers, but they do come up with some beauties.
Thanks for sharing, Gari.

AnnieO said...

Beautiful block, love the colors.

Glenda said...

Hi Gari what a stunning block, I do love the colours you used and your smooth edges are perfect. Thanks for showing us how you built this block up. Great to be back reading your blog, not sure how the weeks fly be so quickly it seems ages since I dropped in Take Care Glenda

Maartje Quilt said...

Amazing block. Lovely colors. Have fun!!!

Lynette said...

Wow! A lot of work for that block, but it's so very pretty. It'll also be a lot of stitching since everything's separated. Well worth the effect, though. And shelf space - I can just see some cute baskets there to put the threads and machine bits into!

MartiDIY said...

What a cute gingerbread man! And your Deco Gardens is going to be gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

This Deco Garden block is smashing! Dare I say it looks better than the originals? It does. I always admire how you stay on top of the boms. All I can say is I am making progress on various projects but nothing has been finished for a while!