Friday, October 14, 2011

Blogger BOM

I have finally had time to complete the first block in the BOM sponsored by Canton Village Quilt Works. If I knew how to put in links or how to attach buttons I would. I just don't have those skills. I have caught up with grading all of my students' work and have submitted midterm grades. Phew! This afternoon was a well-deserved time for sewing.
I hadn't intended to do a black background, but I didn't like the look of any of the neutrals in my stash. I had a very small amount of a light gray solid that would have worked, but I didn't want to run out of the background. I have my fingers crossed that I will have enough of this black. I really love the other fabrics in the block. The gold and the greens are left overs from other projects. The purple/magenta/turquoise are fabrics that I bought YEARS ago with a project in mind. Unfortunately, I never got around to the project (now long forgotten) so the fabrics will find a life in this project. 

I am still getting used to my machine so my quarter inch seams are not really consistent yet. My block is slightly under 8.5" and it is a bit off square. I am not going to do any trimming until it is time to assemble all of the blocks.

I am thinking about making a different color way while I am at it. I have lots of red/white/blue. I know I have enough to do another quilt. 

Hey, those Tigers are giving us a nice extended season. I don't know if they will be able to hang in there for the World Series. They have so many injuries right now. They may cause me to have a heart attack if they keep playing the way they have been. I'm looking forward to the next game on Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not into baseball at all - but I really like your block! The black looks great - and a red/white/blue one sounds good. Funny how fabrics intended for one project somehow end up in something totally different - given time. I think my fabrics sit in my stash and teach each other how to play "Pick me! Pick me!" ;))

    As far as links and buttons are concerned - you could take an afternoon and wander around "Blogger Help" - they have some great forums you can use to improve your "skills". Most are not really hard - but they can get a little tech-y. ;))