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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.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Craftsy BOM for September

Well, I have to say I was a bit apprehensive about September's blocks as I haven't tried curved piecing before.  I have one of the blocks finished and while it was quite time consuming, it did seem to work out quite well.  I did find the written instructions, particularly relating to preparing the fabric for the second block, a bit lacking this month.  I had to go back to the video tutorial again and get a better idea of what I needed.

I spent quite a while carefully cutting out all my pieces, a job that would have been easier had my rotary cutter blade been sharper!  I don't use my small rotary cutter very often but for this job it was essential, shame it was very blunt!  Never mind I got there in the end with all my fingers and templates intact!

This is the first block:


I haven't finished the second block yet as I was running out of sewing time and decided to work on my September Quilting Block Swap Australia block so I could post it while shopping yesterday.

My partner this month was Kym in Queensland and she asked for a log cabin in purple and yellow with an orange centre, shading from light in the centre to darker shades on the outside.  My only problem with this block was finding enough yellows as I seem to have used all mine somehow!  I did find a couple that would fit the bill at Spotlight and this is what I came up with:


I hope she likes it. Well that's it for me today, time to go catch up on all the Quilt Club Australia news!

Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

  1. Lovely blocks ..you are very brave to try the curved piecing I would love a Drunkards path quilt but thats what puts me off all those curves mind you not going to get one without them am I lol......I see you are from Adelaide what part ? ...Got your blog through Shays ( quilting in my Pajamas)

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  2. Ooooh, I just love that log cabin block. A log cabin quilt is on my very long to-do list!

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  3. I love the fabric in your curved piecing, and the log cabin looks great.

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  4. I am so behind on the Craftsy BoM. You have done well with the unusual colour request with the log cabin. I would have been very stuck. Yellow ane purple are the 2colours that I rarely buy.

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  5. Both blocks are really wonderful. Good on your for doing curved piecing and the log cabin looks so fabulous the way youve graduated the colour.

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