Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Craftsy BOM for August

Well I've been very slack at posting lately, not sure why just didn't have much to say I suppose! Anyone who knows me would be laughing at that but there you go!

Today I worked on the Craftsy BOM blocks for August, the Ohio Star and the Double Star.  I quite liked the Ohio Star but was having an off day today as far as my 1/4" seams go and had to fiddle with it a bit. Still not exactly perfect but close enough for me.  The Double Star was a little bit the same but just with the outer flying geese.  Anyway here they are:

Only four more to go now!  Here is what I have so far:

Still not happy with that one on the bottom right, its so much darker than the others and just doesn't seem to fit.  I'll have to see, might have to make something else and swap it out.

My Red, Black and White Quilt is still waiting for one more block.  I haven't received my July block from Encarna in Spain yet so I'm waiting to see if she made that option and if not I'll have to whip up another block to give me 16.  I did find the perfect fabric to use as a border though so I trialled it with some sashing and with and without a red peeper border to see how it looked.

Here it is with a red narrow border before the outer border:

and here it is without it:

I remember when I took these I preferred with the red, thinking I would probably use the red for binding but now looking at these I think I prefer the look of the black against the zig zag fabric.  What do you think?

Speaking of block swaps I have two for August, Raelene in NSW and Ruth in Idaho.  Raelene is after a log cabin in black on white and white on black with a red centre and I'm waiting on some fabric to arrive from eQuilter.com so I can start putting her block together.  It just so happened I had ordered some black and white fabric before I found out what I had to make and now I'm glad I did as I'm sure it will be just what I need!

Ruth is a new swap member and suggested a Churn Dash block and didn't really have any firm ideas about colours but suggested something Australian.  It just so happened I did have some leftover fabric from the Under the Australian Sun 1 & 2 range by Leesa Chandler and so I've made her Churn Dash using these.  I haven't mailed it to her yet so I won't post a photo until I know she has received it.  I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise of her first swap!  I hope she likes it!

Anyway, that's where I'm up to at the moment.  Have a great week,

Happy Sewing!


  1. Beautiful quilts! I like the look without the red border....so striking!

  2. I love all your blocks!!I've never made a sampler quilt and when I see beautiful quilts like these I really think I should!! I love the zig zag border for your black/white/red quilt. It really sets the blocks off and adds movement.

  3. Love the colors on your Craftsy BOM. It is very soft and lovely.


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