Block-of-the-Month · Piecing

Keeping Up Appearances

I didn’t get much more done on my aunt’s quilt. I accidentally toasted my arm on the stove and it’s keeping me from doing too much at once. I joined a second BOTM club – I know, I said I wouldn’t – but it’s a go-at-your-own-pace one. Plus, I was intrigued with the pattern. 🙂 We are following the Christmas Fig sampler pattern. I’m glad I got the book. It includes table runners, cushions, and a tree skirt. I’m just doing the quilt for now.

I decided to dip into one of my super special fabrics – Botanical’s batiks in the Crystal Waters bundle. I bought it last year with a few other fabrics that I’m hording for that special future quilt. The first challenge was choosing a background fabric. I recently acquired a purple-gray fabric with tiny little leaves on it. It matched perfectly and I thought it would be perfect. All the second opinions disagreed, though. They thought it was too blendy and really wiped out the beauty of the fabric. Someone else recommended white. I really don’t like white, but they were right that it suits better. So I got an ice-blue fabric that I think works perfectly with the fabrics.

The first two blocks are nine-patches, ironically. So is my other BOTM class. January is nine-patch bonanza. I managed to get the first block done. I need to work on my 1/4″ seam. It’s always a learning experience. I can’t wait to get going on block two!

~M

2 thoughts on “Keeping Up Appearances

  1. Just love those colors!! The quilt is going to be gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! I joined a BOM group too — PBJ or Patterns by Jen has a Color Challenge BOM starting up. I’m going to enjoy watching your quilt(s) progress as I make one of my own!

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    1. Thank you! Online classes are so convenient for selection. I’m trying not to over commit myself to projects this year, so I’m only doing the two classes. I’d love to do more, but if something happens in life, I’d be stretched too thin. I hope you post project updates too! I’d love to see them!

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