Okay, I started out the year with a definite quilt making plan - finish UFOs, a couple of baby quilts and nothing else. I knew I was going to do ONE BOM - Barbara Brackman's "Threads of Memory" - it was ALL pieced stars - so of course I was going to do it!!! I even knew how I was going to set it!
I'm going to use a different border, but just loved this!! I even used fabrics from my stash, though I did add some neutrals from Connecting Threads in Indigo, Gold and Cream to tone down the busy prints from Judie Rothermel's "Indigo, Pewter and Honey" collection.
So, I was doing good until I saw the Benjamin Biggs quilt blocks roaming around in blog land. I loved the green and red and really wanted to make it in that - but didn't have any red and green in my stash that I thought would work. Then one night in mid January just before I fell asleep (don't all of you think about quilts just before you go to sleep??!!! LOL) Ah Hah! I will use some white on navy prints that I was gifted and use cheddar as the complement. Well, I'm caught all the way up with the first three blocks and have really enjoyed hand appliqueing these! I can say I'm getting better! And I'm thoroughly enjoying the process!
But I didn't stop there. Pickle Dish is hosting another BOM called "Remembering Almo" in honor of WWI Veterans. My paternal grandfather was in the army at the end of WWI and though he didn't see action, as a child I remember the stories that he told about that time. He was honored and proud to serve his country. So, of course I'm doing this one too!!
And here are my first two blocks!
These are fun as they are pieced and appliqued. I'm also hand appliqueing the laurel wreaths for these blocks.
Well, hope this finds all well with each and every one of you.