Monday, February 24, 2014

BOM's Away!

I finished up my February Sew Kitschy Block!
I am getting more comfortable with paper foundation piecing :-)  I have found that choosing fabrics I do not have much of makes it a bit more challenging - um, 10" squares from layer cakes!

The colors I used were inspired by the S & P shakers we kept in our camping box as a kid. Assuming you did not have a set in your camping box, I found a pic to share:
OK, so it is not quite a match, but these are what I was thinking of when I pulled the fabrics. Good thing I did not look at a picture first, who knows what I would have come up with,

I also whipped up this Mother's Day Block over the weekend. It is part of a monthly block tutorial series - each month is hosted by a different blogger. Designed by Amy at Stitchery Dickory Dock,  I love the color selection and placement, so I kept mine very similar to hers. I shared it with the Aurifil Thread Flickr Group for a chance to win a big box of Aurifil Thread! I found the pattern HERE.
Sew sweet...
I used to have a dog like that, mine was a Jack Russell.

I also wanted to share my Hello Moon flimsy today, but it is still on my design wall:
The blocks are all complete and squared. I've taken couple days to consider adding a 1" sashing with the dark fabric in each block. I have 90% decided now to whip it up as-is.

I just finished the block on the lower-right as well. It will be a pillow, a Christmas gift:-)

Linking up with several parties on this lovely (sunny, 68degrees) Monday morning:
Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times
Anything Goes at Stitch by Stitch
BOMs Away with Lyn at What a Hoot
Sew Kitschy Feb Linkup with Kristy at Quiet Play


  1. I am loving the churn dash around the baskets. I have some blocks on my design wall that I need to set. Now I am wondering if how that would look with my blocks

  2. Hey :) Thanks for linking up at BOMs Away. I love your Hello, Moon - it looks good without a sashing (not saying it would be bad with one, but just that it's great already if you need a last nudge to just go ahead and whip it up). ;D And you are jamming, with Sew Kitschy AND Aurifil blocks - how fun the way the little girl and the dog came out in the triangles. And the real kicker is that you already have a Christmas gift pieced. love it!

  3. I like your setting for Hello Moon - different.

  4. To funny! I was just inspired by the colors of my salt and pepper shakers the other day! However, I would love to find the ones in your camping set, my boys told me they are "mind craft" looking! Your half triangle block looks really good! I love the puppy!

  5. I aboslutely love your Kitschy Blocks. I wanted to comment earlier, but things got in the, love it! And you were very brave to put the print in the background. Great job!

  6. Love the salt shaker! And I like the Hello Moon as is - the colors blend nicely between the blocks. Don't break it up with sashing!


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