Monday, February 8, 2016

NEW BOM, A FINISH AND DESIGN WALL

When I saw Barbara Brackman's new BOM, I had to join in.  It's only one block per month!  And she is adding lots of history about wagon trains going west - one of my favorite topics.  I love to read about the "Westering Women!"  Here is the first block.

Independence Square

I showed this quilt in December when it was just a top.  Now it's finished and will be donated to a child in the hospital.  I am demonstrating how to make the ten minute block at my guild today and this is the sample to show how it looks when put together,


When I was looking for backing I cam across this "cat" fabric in my closet.  The colors were perfect, but it wasn't quite enough.  That was easily fixed by surrounding it with this coral colored fabric.  I probably got the cat fabric at a garage sale.  The fabrics for the top of the quilt were from Good Will.


It was fun quilting the top with the squiggly lines.  Some of the quilting thread was variegated.  The purple shows up at dark blue in the photo.  I didn't really put 3 squares of blue together.



In September I participated in a "bow tie" block exchange and had been trying to decide how to use them.  Yesterday I saw the eagle block (found at a garage sale as well a few years ago) in my closet and when I put it up on my design wall with some of the bow tie blocks, I knew it was what I wanted.  It has to fit on a particular quilt hanger which is 29" wide and with 7 blocks across it comes to 28".  It's not all sewn together yet, but that shouldn't take long.  It will be nice to have another patriotic wall hanging for July 4th!


Have a great quilty week!

12 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

Wow, what a great bunch of projects! I love your 10-minute blocks, will have to try this on a baby quilt soon. The cat backing fabric will be a winner with any sick child needing something cheerful to look at. Great fabric finds!

Chantal L. said...

I love your Independence Square block. It is so bright and cheerful. Great job on the colouful quilt too. Which I could find fabrics at garage sales around my place. Lots of lovely fabrics in the bowties. Enjoy! ;^)

---"Love" said...

After seeing that beautiful block, I had to take a look at Barbara Brackman's blog for a while. I'm sure that will be an exciting BOM! Maybe I should try it, but I still haven't put my CW blocks together....So many ideas, so little time! Your bow tie blocks really set off the eagle panel. I love your quilting on the charity quilt, and some kid s going to love those cats! ---"Love"

canuckquilter said...

These are all fun projects. I saw the Westering Women BOM page on the weekend but I didn't realize it was only one block per mont. I look forward to seing what blocks join this one. I hope your block demo went well today. That's a fun quilt to share with a child who needs cheering up.

Marsha said...

I've been thinking about that BOM. Your block looks great, love the fabrics! Your 10 minute block quilt is so bright and colorful, and the cat fabric is perfect! This will really bring cheer to a child. The eagle block goes so well with the bow tie blocks. It looks wonderful! You have been busy with all of your projects.

Barb said...

Your bow ties look great with that medallion center.
nice charity quilt - fun backing!
I'm glad you're doing the sew along

Vic in NH said...

Nice Independence Square, I love the fussy-cut tan stripes!

Cathy said...

I love your BB block. I am also doing the BOM. I was in the bow tie swap too. Need to come up with a design for my blocks. I love what you did with yours. Beautiful. Hugs

Jo said...

Great first block, especially the fussy cut stripe! I used a stripe in my first block too. GMTA Great fabric center for the bow tie quilt!

Janet O. said...

That bright, fun quilt will make some sick child very happy.
The eagle panel looks excellent as the center medallion for your bowties! Good call!

a good yarn said...

Such lovely quilts Ruth! A one block a month BOM seems quite manageable.

Lori said...

I love your eagle medallion! Good setting for the bow-ties.
I'm sure your demonstration went well. What a fun quilt for someone. The backing and quilting are perfect for the front.