Saturday, October 19, 2013

Designer Mystery BOM

     I'm finally back with a little bit of an update from the sewing room. 

     I'm trying very hard to keep up with the Designer Mystery BOM.  Some months it works and some it doesn't.  This month, I got the fabric kit on Thursday and here it is Saturday and I'm already done with it.
     We are on block #5, which is surprising to me since it feels like I just started.  To realize it's the 5th month already surprises me. 

     So, our designer this month is Vanessa Christenson from and the pattern is called "Stargazing", which I think is a perfect name.      I absolutely love this fabric line and so far all of the patterns are awesome!!! 

Before I put the block away, I took the other 4 out and took a picture of all 5.  After the next block is done I can start assembling the first 2 rows.....

Earlier this week I finished a quilt that I did with a kit that's been in my stash probably 2 if not 3 years.  I took for granted that all the parts would be in the project bag when I opened it but it was missing the 2 borders  :(      I did call the shop but they wanted me to drive the kit out to them and since I knew they probably didn't have any more of the fabric AND it's an hour away, I just made do, pulled borders from my stash of flannels and moved on with the assembly.  It's all done now and off to the quilter.  This particular quilt is for a friend's mom who will be 90 in January.  I will show a picture when it does come back to me since I did forget to take one before I shipped it off.
After the above quilt was finished I was at a loss for what to do but I have been thinking (almost dreaming) about the "Swoon" pattern I got over the summer and wanting to start it so I pulled one of my Bonnie and Camille bundles down off the shelf, pulled enough fq's to make the blocks and got to cutting.  BUT, in true fashion for me, I had to stop the cutting and assemble the first block.  I just can't help myself :)
NOW, this block looks like it would be a quick one
to do, and it kind of was BUT, looks are deceiving.  This block measures 24-1/2 inches square!!!
I don't think I've ever made a single block this big.  I'm anxious to get back to making the final 8 blocks so stay tuned, I doubt you'll have to wait too long to see them.


Barbara said...

The BOMs at so pretty! A program like that gives great incentive to keep us going. I have never seen a block as big as your second photos. Isn't that already a lap quilt?! LOL

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I just started my block today. Hope to finish it in a day or two. I'm a slowwwww sewer.

Deb R said...

I have the pattern but waiting for the right fabric, love your bright blocks!