Well what better way to celebrate 6 years on WordPress than with the completion of the 2016 BOM quilt. I was surprised when I found out about the anniversary. 6 years already ? Wow . And I’m really happy that the quilt is finished. 😀 . It’s already on the bed ! I started the quilting in the centre and worked my way out using the stitch regulator attachment. I’m still working on getting the straight lines straight but hey, that’s what happens , right ? Enjoy the photos 🙂
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Happy Dancing ….June Borders are on the the quilt !!! YEAH!.. and the 2016 Craftsy BOM Garden Charm Quilt top is complete I am so happy with how it all turned out. So much colour , it also help me put a big dent into my stash 🙂 I probably won’t get it quilted until fall..ish 🙂 but that’s ok I have a lot to fill up the summer months . This was a wonderful online class and Lynette Jenson did a great job. The class materials were very clear and her instructions were easy to understand. The beginning was here in January and grew to a huge quilt of 92″ X 83″ (233.68cm X 210.82cm) I hope I got the metric right. I had to make a couple of adjustments with the borders since I was using from my stash and wouldn’t you know it, I didn’t have quite enough black to cut the outside border to match the class materials. Which is really ok because there is plenty of overhang with this quilt. I have learned a lot from this class about patchwork. patterns that involved triangles and techniques that I may not have tried otherwise or muddled through terribly lol I’m one of those people that if you tell me I will forget but show me I will remember . I love that old saying and it definitely fits 🙂 I am so happy with this quilt top I really want to make another one…not right away of course lol its just that I enjoyed the learning of it and the great results.
Thank you so much for dropping in. I hope you have great week 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 ..
Its been a busy month here and the time has gone by so fast ! Not that I procrastinate at all 😉 but it just might be that I have a few irons in the fire lol ..Don’t we all?
The border for this month is called the Modified Pinwheel Block
A lot of small pieces, something else I don’t usually do. I am really stepping out of my comfort zone of this one 🙂 and it helps
that it’s an online class. Its encouraging that others are stitching this quilt..in their fabrics at the same time..which reminds me I have to pop over to Craftsy and post there too 🙂
and March’s BOM is complete
🙂 The sun was coming into the sewing room this morning and making it very bright..a good time for pics, so I hope they look as bright to you as they do to me…my pics aren’t always nice and bright lol
I’m pretty excited about April BOM ..there is going to be appliqué work !!
Thank so much for dropping by and taking a look see 🙂 I hope you have a great week crafting at what makes you happy….