Monday, March 26, 2012

BOM Rehab #1

TaDa!  Here's the first finished block for Sinta's BOM Rehab Quilt challenge.

I am doing the "Heart and Home" BOM by Kathi Campbell of Heart To Hand Patterns  and offered by the Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop.  This is my first time working with wool and Japanese Taupe fabrics.  As usual, I was nervous trying out a new technique but it went pretty well.  I am doing it with freezer paper templates and blanket stitching by machine with wool thread (Aurifil so far).  I realize I have to be careful since wool can stretch when stitching it on the machine so after pinning the pieces in place, I find it's better to remove the pins once one side of a motif is sewn to allow the fabric to release and go the way it needs to stay flat.

It's a good thing I decided to participate in this challenge and that it started this week---the next set of three blocks arrived Saturday, so this challenge will hopefully keep me up to date!  No BOM UFOs this year thanks to Sinta!

Updated 4/3/12

Checking in with Barbara at CatPatches, I realize that as a new project this also qualifies as a NewFO for March!  Woo Hoo, two for one!  I will be linking up right after this update. Click the button and you can take a gander at what projects everyone else started in March too!


Ivory Spring said...

That's an adorable quilt, Vivian.

Oh, and I love your thoughts on scrappy quilts - I so appreciate you stopping by and leaving the comment.


Barbara said...

Oh good for you, Vivian. Love this.