Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Baltimore Bunnies

This year I signed up for my very first BOM (Block of the Month). I choose "Baltimore Bunnies" by Bunny Hill Designs. The first block arrived just the other day! I chose this particular BOM for two reasons. One, because I absolutely fell in love with it at first sight and second, because I knew if I subscribed to a BOM I would really be determined and work hard to learn applique. Here is a photo. As you can see I have already begun preparing my pieces. My applique goals for this month are to complete this BOM Block #1 and the Second Row of the "Feathered Stars" top.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

2007 Projects

This year I am working on my very first hand applique project. A pattern called "Feathered Stars" by Kim Diehl. I am doing this project with a group online. The technique I am using is needleturn applique with freezer paper pressed to the top of the fabric pieces.

Here is the book that contains the pattern. I had mine spiral bound at Staples for $3.21. It lays open nice and flat now. I can trace the templates onto my freezer paper without the book constantly trying to pop closed on me.

For Janurary our group assignment was to complete the the top row of the quilt. Here's mine!

Here is a a close-up of one of my applique blocks.