Monday, January 13, 2014

Aurifil January BOM

I hope you all had a nice and relaxing weekend. I did some sewing Saturday, ran errands and enjoyed a movie with my family. As I resolve to sew more for me I decided to participate in some BOM programs. One of them is Aurifil's Designer BOM series. At first I was going to use a fat quarter bundle of fabrics from Sweetwater but then with all the purple fabrics in my stash I felt I need to use them up. I have had these fabrics for years. These fat quarters are just a few in my stash. There are larger pieces in my cabinet that's not in this picture. The background fabric is an old RJR print called A Hint of Spring. I am going to use one purple print for each block and hope that I have enough of the background fabric for everything, if not I will just throw in another light background fabric. This quilt is going to be full of purple fabrics. 

As I was cutting out fabrics for my block, I thought wouldn't it be nice to double these blocks so I would have a larger quilt when it's done. I figured I wouldn't have enough of the printed background fabric to use so I am going to make two blocks with the same purple print and switch up the background so that it will balance out once the quilt top is put together. 

When I was sewing my corner squares I drew a second line 1/2" away from the first line the pattern called for and made 1 3/4" half square triangles instead of throwing away the little triangle pieces after trimming off the excess. I am going to save these little pieces and see what I can put together after this BOM is done. 

Here's how this one part of the spool block turned out.

My lovely pile of half square triangles. 

This is the original background for this spool block I was working on.

For my second block, I used white Kona Cotton. This sure was fun to make. Can't wait to see what next month's block will be. If you have time, head on over to the Aurifil blog to join in the fun!

1 comment:

Mara said...

These are beautiful, can't wait to see all of your purple fabric, I have been crushing on purple lately and I am also going to do the little HST's why throw away good fabric!