Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WIP Wednesday

A helpful hint:  If your BOM quilt has a "finishing kit," or sashing or setting blocks, make a few each month as you go along.  For one thing, it is fun to watch the "finished" quilt take shape.  For another, it's too easy to toss the blocks in the UFO cupboard and never finish the quilt when faced with (shudder) Flying Geese sashing!

I don't know how many quilters are making Fat Quarter Shop's Designer Mystery BOM, but I bet it's a lot.  I love Bonnie and Camille's Vintage Modern.  So much, I'm thinking of adding some more blocks to make a Full-bed sized quilt and redecorating my guest room to match this quilt!  The turquoise in a lighter shade would be so soothing, and the room already has green carpeting that matches the green in this collection perfectly.

As of this morning, I am all caught up on my Designer Mystery BOM.  Here is the December block, Block 7, Moonlight Serenade.  It was designed by Sandy Gervais of Pieces from my Heart.  I even made the sashing for this row:

Here are all my blocks and the vertical sashings for the completed blocks:

More than halfway there!  Posting to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced:


Now I need to get back to quilting and binding -- I've only quilted one quilt this week!

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  1. That is a great idea and I love those geese sashing.

  2. ooohhh that is soo pretty..I love the sashing and that material is really gorgeous.

  3. It's looking good, Marti! Love the flying geese sashing!

  4. Seems everyone likes all your flying geese - there is going to be an awful lot of them in this quilt. Very pretty colours & blocks. Your prospective guests will be very spoilt.

  5. That looks like a fantastic BOM; I'll join the "I like the flying geese sashing" chorus. I especially like the color change with each row.

  6. Hey, great tip, thank you! I'm a throw the block in the pile kinda girl, find it a year or two later to put together. Bonnie and Camille rarely go wrong with their fabrics do they? I've been coveting vintage modern and marmalade for a while. Instead of buying precuts I found scrap bags on Southern Fabric site, who will ship them to me here in Australia, at a really reasonable price. I ended up with at least a 4 inch strip of about 20 fabrics from the collection. So happy with my find!


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