Monday, October 13, 2014

Design Wall Monday - BOMs

The weekend was cold and damp, absolutely perfect for spending time in the sewing room.  Other than some laundry and a spot of housekeeping, that's where I spent most of my weekend.  I did play editor for a bit yesterday.  Drama Teen had to write a speech for English and wanted an audience for a few practice rounds.  

Scrappy Stars just needs one more border before it's a finished flimsy.  No pictures of it today, the last 6.5" border makes it too big to photograph in my sewing room.  I've been playing around with names for this one, Luminous Stars is my current front runner, with Elegant Stars the current runner up. 

Other than Scrappy Stars, the design wall doesn't have much on it.  The September Inverted Star block was finished yesterday.

Inverted Star
by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads
available from Craftsy as a free download

It's definitely bright.  

Since I've finished two quilts, with a third almost ready to send out for quilting, I gave myself permission to start a new project.  Amanda over at Sea Breeze Quilts is teaching a beginners class at her local quilt shop, but is also sharing the blocks on her blog for one month so others can sew along.  The blocks are posting on the 15th of the month, so you still have a couple of days to get the instructions for blocks 1 and 2.  My version of block 1 is almost done.

Chocolate Marshmallow
pattern from Amanda of Sea Breeze Quilts

The pink is a bit brighter than it shows in the picture.  I've always wanted to make a brown and pink quilt, so it was just too hard to resist starting this one.  It's going to be a good stash buster too, I noticed while I was cutting out the dark pink fabric for the second block that the selvage had a date of 2007 on it.  I'm pretty sure most of the fabrics for this project date from about the same time, except for the pink in the block above, it was purchased last year.  

That's it for me this week.  Check out Patchwork Times for more design walls.  


Podunk Pretties said...

Love your blocks, so bright and happy. I thought your Pink block was older fabric. On my computer screen the pink block looks coral. I've some stash from the 80's that looks almost like the brown. After running to look it's a just a little different.

Nann said...

The inverted stars are so crisp! Thanks for the link to the Sea Breeze site....It's not that I need any more projects, but it is interesting to see sampler projects.

Sylvia said...

I love that scrappy star!

Kate said...

Oooh, I love the pink & brown start! And as always, the Inverted Star. OSU snuck in there, huh? ;)

Shay said...

LOVE your sampler block Kate . Im so glad you're playing along !

Julie in GA said...

I love pink and brown together in quilts. Your block is beautiful. Thanks for the link to the sampler.
Your scrappy orange star is amazing!

Lynne said...

That's a great star block. What an an unusual colour combination -- it works beautifully!

Carolyn Sullivan said...

Interesting! The inverted star is great! I love the crispness as one persone wrote.
The other i just finished a BB quilt w the same pattern, although I did it scrappy. Bonnie Hunter had been working on it and called it Emory Stars (after her neice I beleive) easy to get confused which way those 1/2 square triangles go. I had a huge start though w some 'bonus" 1/2 sq triangles from another project.
Enough that I have enough to make another Bb quilt.

Laura said...

Bright is good! Love the orange block!