I have a few BOM’s (block of the month) going on that I want to show you. The first is my February blocks from The Quilt Show‘s BOM, A to Z for Ewe and Me. The letters for this month are B (for Basket), C (for Colorado Beauty) and D (for Duck & Ducklings).
I am making two versions of this quilt. One is with fabrics from my stash and it includes brighter colors on low volume backgrounds. It’s going to be a bit “scrappy”. Here’s my bright and scrappy version:
The other version is from the kit that is offered at the TQS website. I am working with these fabrics as I make up the examples for the online video tutorials that I do for the website. I like them both! Here is the original version using the kit fabrics:
You can really see the blanket stitching in the letter “D” above. I’m using a new thread from Superior Threads called Magnifico. I LOVE it! It’s a high-sheen, 40 wt. polyester thread that really shows off your applique. Now I have something else I need to collect!
I also finished the February block of the Classic Meets Modern QAL at Sew at Home Mummy. This one was a bit of a challenge with set in seams and templates, but it was good to try something new and different.
I’m happy with the colors I picked. It all started with the center square of fabric, which is extremely cute! So, pink and gray it is!
Speaking of fabric, I did a little retail therapy last week at The Intrepid Thread (a great online store and local quilt shop) and look at what I found! I love these corals, grays and low volume prints together:
What is low volume? It’s a light colored (white, gray, cream, or tan) fabric with small print that can be used as a background fabric. The print can be text, small florals, or geometric and it’s subtle enough that it reads as a soft solid. You can see it used in my bright and scrappy version of the TQS blocks.
Next, are some Riley Blake fabrics that I’ve had my eye on (the top two pieces):
And from my favorite LQS (local quilt shop), The Granary, I found polka dots (mostly from Nancy Halvorsen’s new line, This ‘n That from Benartex:
Oh, how I love fabric! I absolutely have to live until I’m 100 so I can make a dent in my stash! Does this make you feel envious or grateful that you’re not alone? Or possibly you’re thinking that I need real therapy and not retail therapy!
Have a great day!