Thursday, 18 September 2014

Quilt Now BOM - part 2

One afternoon this week I took a couple of hours to catch up on the Quilt Now Block of the Month programme.  You know, before the third part lands through the letter box and accuses me of being behind!!

It's a skill builder mystery BOM and Issue 2's skill was freezer paper piecing.  Not entirely sure this method is for me, but that's the thing about a skill builder, it's a great way to try new techniques to see for yourself.  I know lots of other people who love the freezer paper method but while I could do it again if I had to, I don't think it'll be my first port of call for a technique.

I had a few issues that raised a giggle or two on IG - short curves, long curves and back to front birdies!  Not entirely sure my head was right on Tuesday afternoon!

Eventually I got my act together and things happened as they should (sort of)!

Then there was the small matter of making three more!  To be honest there is no way these would all go together to form perfect circle if they had to, but thankfully they don't have to, so I'm hoping whatever is up Reene's sleeve for the next part of the BOM will allow me a little "wiggle" room.

This my BOM story so far. I'm curious what is going to be next, aren't you?  If you have the magazines, why not play catch up now and join us, we need some more peeps keeping us company as we learn our new skills and uncover the mystery design of the project.  Go on, you know you want to!  (You will find us at hashtag quiltnowbom on IG).

Finally, just to tease you, here's a wee shot of my current binding project.  Oh, how I can't wait to give you the big reveal!


  1. Once I've done my sewing space clean up/creation I'm going to do this BOM! Yours is so pretty I think I can overcome my fear of the techniques so far!

  2. Wow! Gorgeous curves! Can't wait to see your quilt! Jxo

  3. very good curves, have not tried freezer paper although I have had a roll of it for over a year!

  4. You're doing a grand job! Freezer paper piecing is not my favourite method either if truth be told :) I'm very much looking forward to seeing your take on month 3 ;)

  5. Never done freezer paper piecing. Friend of mine suggested it yesterday to me. She loves it. I am going to try it, see how it works. Your blocks are lovely!

  6. Nothing worse than a back to front birdie ;o) Glad you conquered the little buggers in the end!

  7. Using yummy fabrics in that "secret" quilt you were binding. I never got any of that fabric you're using for binding. I have the aqua equivalent though.


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