Saturday, 23 January 2016

Zodiac BOM [Aquarius]

This year I decided not to take part in any BOM programmes. I did decide to take part in a block of the day quilt, and I'm still supposedly making two Farmer's Wife blocks a week. That's plenty. Until I saw the Zodiac Block of the Month from At Blank Pages. I didn't take a lot of convincing....

The first block, Aquarius was in my inbox first thing on 21st January. Filled with the enthusiasm of a new start, I got started cutting my fabrics straight away: I've decided on no particular fabric pull, rather any warm colours that take my fancy. The grey frame will run throughout the quilt pulling it all together and I'm planning on using my birthday money to buy enough of the Modern Background fabric I've picked for the background to do the same. Oranges, purples, pinks, yellows, reds, peaches.... all in scope! For someone who normally includes aqua or green in her quilts, this is a bit different for me!

For this first block I've used Pearl Bracelets orange on orange and Alison Glass Mercury in pink. I have no idea what the purple fabric is! I feel that I am quite an experienced paper piecer - funny angles, multiple templates and lots of pieces don't scare me. But, boy, this block was tough. Not all of the points meet where I would like them too, though I am pretty happy with the centre. I'm sure by the time I have a finished quilt (!) I won't notice the odd imperfection (or I'll be so old I won't be able to see them!).

Let's see how long I keep up with this one!


Lin said...

This is an attractive block Jennie and I like your colour choices. Good luck with keeping up. xx

Archie the wonder dog said...

That looks complicated! And gorgeous, of course!