February 24, 2014

Threads of Memory BOM 2-Mercer County Star

This is my February ToM block. I enjoyed making this block, especially as it went together fairly quickly. It took just about an hour, and would have been much less if I hadn't switched 2 of the nine patches. I had been planning on using pinks and browns, but the purples called to be used. 

February 19, 2014

LUS BOW 16, Fort Sumter

This week's BOW is done! I do like the fabric choices this week. I also like how I cut out the lighter blue. I had to cut to avoid too much white, and I am glad I did.

February 12, 2014

LUS BOW 15 Constance's Pride

Block number 15! As I look at the finished block, I am happy with most of my fabric choices. But I do see that the corner stones would stand out more with a darker blue. Lesson learned, will apply to a later block :)

February 9, 2014

Barbara Brackman, Threads of Memory, Block of the Month

This is my first block from Barbara Brackman's free BOM for 2014.
It is called Portsmouth Star.

February 7, 2014

LUS BOW 14 Cornerstone

This week's BOW from the Loyal Union Sampler. It is called cornerstone. I love the fabric in the center. It has big motifs and is symmetrical. I originally bought it to use in a Kaleidoscope quilt (Paula Nadelstern style), and I hope to still make one someday. And I think it adds some large beauty to these blocks. I cut out the outer blue carefully so I could have the print go all in one direction. And then....I sewed one on the wrong side! But thankfully only one, and frogged it and now they are all the same direction.