Beautiful May, and with May is the BOM and on time !! Now isn’t that great lol I had to burn the mid night oil to get this one done and I’m glad I did. With the long weekend coming up and company coming 🙂 I had to straighten up the sewing room, I think I may have to bunk someone in there lol. I seem to spread out my projects when I’m working and this is a project that needs a lot of room !
I tried to get a good pic of this months work but the wind just won’t stop blowing, well not until today when I don’t have an assistant lol and when the wind isn’t blowing the black flies are biting 😦 so its not a good idea to complain about the wind too much.
Here is the windy stage of May..The Modified Piano Key border. 112 – 2.5″ X 8.5″(6cm X 22cm) strips and 224 – 2.5″ (6cm) squares, plus the Ohio Star Blocks that were made back in February . Right now the quilt measures 68.5″ X 76.5″ (174cm X 194.3cm)
This project started back in January with the centre of the quilt and Ive been building out each month with the free Craftsy class 2016 Craftsy Block of The Month. I have put quite a dent into my stash but I really think I could get another one of theses out of my stash 😮 lol There are 2 more borders to go and June will see those finished.
Sew…until then…Thanks so much for dropping by and have a great weekend crafting at what makes you happy.
April ?? more like May !! WOW I feel like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland , running around ..”I’m late I’m late I’m so late” lol.Just when I think I can concentrate on sewing, life happens…oh well, I’m all caught up now and actually a little ahead whew.
Aprils Blocks were more detailed than the original plan because of course I have to change the plan 🙂
The class instructions were to cut out the pieces to be appliquéd with raw edges and machine stitched on with a zig zag stitch. Thats not the look I wanted for my quilt. I have seen this technique done before and after some time you can see little fuzzy edges of the fabric peaking out through the zig zag stitching and the second reason is I haven’t done a lot of zig zag stitching around edges and I didn’t want to do a sloppy job, so, I sew , hand stitching the pieces on to be more exact 🙂 and it was a lot of sewing but I enjoyed it and that’s important , right?
Instead of the raw edge I cut out the pieces with a bit of extra fabric so I could press it under. I used the thin heat & bond as the instructions called for but in the future I won’t be doing that. It made the pieces stiff and I could feel the resistance with the hand stitching.
8 panels total and I stitched the appliqué before I had sewn the blocks together (better handling) 🙂
And here we have 2016 April’s BOM.. finally 🙂
In case you would like to take a look back and March’s BOM click (here)
I’m super happy about getting this done and I have already finished May’s to be posted very soon.
Thank you so much for dropping by… I hope you have a great weekend crafting at what makes you happy ..
Wow , its February already! Time is flying by, and I have so many things on my to do list this year. Working from my stash is one big thing I want to stick to. I’m one for buying fabric because it catches my eye and I don’t know what I am going to do with it but I just know some fabulous project will come up… yea right… well its time to make a fabulous project happen and its going to happen with the help of Craftsy and the 2016 Block of the Month from Lynette Jensen
The first section is a set of hourglass blocks and a border. I love paisley prints and small prints.
January’s block is complete :)….now its time to watch the next class material and work on February’s block…
Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend crafting at what makes you happy.