Thursday, 18 February 2010

Tail Feathers

Thursday, 18 February 2010
Last June I signed up for the Buttonberry BOM for the Cinderberry Stitches Tail Feathers Quilt. I got my first months package, made up the block and started the stitchery and then it all fell apart a bit as I got pregnant!

The best laid plans and all that...

Anyway, I decided that it would be sensible to get as much of the actual block making bit of the quilt done before the baby arrives as I might then have some kind of chance of getting the stitcheries done.

It's a pretty intensive quilt top, there's definitely no way I'd do it if it wasn't a BOM as the fabric strips are all 1.5 inches wide and as well as the main parts of the blocks there are 376 one inch squares and 24 log cabin blocks each with 13 pieces! There's enough cutting as it is but if I had to cut the strips as well...

At the point I was inspired to get on I had the first seven parts of the BOM (there's 10 in all) so I put together the seven centre blocks including the appliqued birds and stitchery transfers, I cut all the mini squares and I put together the first 12 of the log cabin blocks. I now have part 8 but haven't put it together yet as I'm waiting for part 9 to arrive so I have enough fabric to make the second half of the log cabins. I'll then also put together the last two middle blocks. I'm presuming month 10 will be the final four appliqued birds in the corners of the border but they'll just have to wait till I have the time and inclination to get them done - the package should arrive around the same time as I'm in hospital giving birth LOL.

So here's the blocks I've put together so far:


Kathy A. said...

Those are some gorgeous quilt blocks. I love the colors. This should be beautiful when all together. Isn't the journey fun though!

Sheila said...

Oh WOW - it is droolingly GORGEOUS!!! Do you have to transfer the stitcheries or is that done for you? Mine never come out looking as good as other peoples! This is going to be worth every second you spend on it - beautiful!

Zoe said...

Oh those are soo pretty!! I love the colors and the appilique! Wow, this is really making me want to start another quilt!


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