Thursday, December 29, 2011

BOM blocks and a new project

The BOM blocks for January for my guild were fun to make.  There are two 12.5" blocks here.  I had fun going through my scraps looking for 18 different brights to make the 2.5" squares for the corners.  I love bright quilts, but I don't seem to make many of them so I don't have loads of brights.  I thought I would find some in the fat quarter collection I won at my December guild meeting (over 100 of them), but there weren't many brights in their either.  At least I have a good strong red group.

When I went on the Western Washington Shop Hop last June, I found this pattern I had to have.  I don't often use commercial patterns, but I fell in love with the example.  It is very hard to see in this photo, but there are some curves in this that are done in a Cathedral Window style.  Today, I finally got to the fabric store, gift certificate in hand, to buy the fabric I will use for this small quilt.

The color on the left is a deep rich plum that is repeated in the little pattern elements of the orange.  These fabrics are from different manufacturers, but they work really well together.  The middle batik is a much better color match than the photo shows.  I am pretty excited about getting started on this project.
This just makes my WIP list a little longer, but I really enjoy having several projects going at once.  That way I don't get bored.
I hope you are all planning a safe New Year weekend.
I am going to take a little break until at least Sunday.
Joyful quilting, everyone.

6 comments:

Quilty Conscience said...

I love the Mexican Stars. I've seen it made up. I too hate to buy commercial patterns. But maybe one day I will buy this one. Buy and make I should say. The making part is why I quit buying patterns. Too many went unused! Toni

Sarah Craig said...

I love your guild blocks - so bright and cheerful! And the Mexican Stars quilt looks like it will be a lot of fun to make. Have a great New Year weekend!

Kathie said...

So funny I love your guild blocks I am working on a scrappy quilt like that! I made a plaid little one a few years ago you can see it here upper left hand corner!
http://inspiredbyantiquequilts.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-growing-wall-of-little-quilts.html
these are great blocks I love bright quilts too make one or two a year and usually donate them!
Love your wonky houses I need to try something like that, looks like fun!
Kathie

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

Your blocks are lovely and the colors for your new quilt will be so stunning together!

Snoodles said...

I'm enjoying seeing your house blocks! They are so cute. I look forward to seeing the Mexican star quilt as you progress on it. Happy New Year, Miki!

KatieQ said...

Your guild blocks look great. I love white mixed with brights. Great fabric choices for the Mexican Stars.