Wednesday, 2 January 2013

WIP Wednesday: Lots of BOMs

So - who's new year resolutions are still going strong - my colleague's resolution to be nice to me lasted until 2.30pm - not bad. Then normality returned - I much prefer it!

I will never ever make a resolution not to start new projects, because I know I would not be able to! And this year is a clear example of that lack of will power! I've already signed up for three Quilt-Alongs this year (you can find all of the buttons for them in my side bar): The hardest part of these quilt-alongs is choosing the fabric. I started with Design Seeds and picked these three photos:

From Design Seeds

From Design Seeds

From Design Seeds
I started pulling fabric, then swapped it all around and added in some other colours, and eventually ended up with two piles of fabric for two quilts:

Lucky Stars with Don't Call Me Betsy: I love foundation piecing and I love stars so this one is perfect and having already made up two of the patterns, it's totally worth the very small sign up fee! This is my fabric:

The practice block was released on Boxing Day and block 1 was released yesterday and I have finished them both! The pattern includes a 12" version and a 6" version and I've gone for the 6" version (nice and fiddly), which will result in a baby quilt.
Practice Block

Block 1
Although I love foundation piecing, I do sometimes feel guilty about the amount of waste. This is the pile from just two blocks. To allay my guilt I've saved all of the scraps big enough for a 1/4" or 3/4" hexie and I will work on a scrappy cushion of all the leftovers through the year. Let's see if I stick to that!

The second bundle of fabric...
There are some greens hiding at the bottom of this pile

...belongs to the Skill Builder QAL run by Alyssa at Pile O Fabric. No block yet.... I still need a background and I can't decide between a light grey, a dark grey or a creamy colour of some sort.

And there there is the Gen X Sisters BOM. I haven't decided on fabrics for this one yet.

And have you seen? I'm hosting my own BOM - here's block 1 - you can find more details here!

And this is what I'm starting to work on this evening. Wish me Luck!

And today I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Green Gardener said...

like the news print fabric on the practice star block...

Greta said...

Holy Smokes a Dear Jane quilt. I love them but I just don't know that I have the patience to do it. I'm driving myself pretty mad with just the Farmer's Wife quilt.

Stacey Napier said...

Hello to a fellow Lucky Stars BOM quilter! I love the fabric choices and the first two blocks! I agree about the waste - I brought in a larger trash basket just for this project, ha!

Debbie said...

I really like your color combinations for the bees. I also wish you luck on your Dear Jane quilt!

mtnquiltr said...

Love your first two stars! I joined too, and am keeping anything wider than 1 inch in the scraps, but what will I do with them all? Oh dear!

Happy Turtle said...

Wow!!! That's quite a list! Love the foundation pieced blocks.

Nic said...

You've started dear jane? Which colours did you settle on?