Saturday, October 1, 2011

Blogger's BOM, a win and some good news.

I have joined in with Jackie of Canton Village Quilt Works and many other bloggers in the Bloggers Block of the Month Quilt Along.  Jackie has invited some talented bloggers to design a different block each month for 12 months. If you click on the icon on the right it will take you to all the details on Jackie's blog.

I couldn't make up my mind which style of fabrics to use, so I decided to go with fabric designs from two different eras.

 Repros in cheddar and red and Kaffe Fassett/Brandon Mably/Philip Jacobs fabrics.

Here are my first 2 blocks. They measure 8 inches. This block was designed by Sherri Mc Connell of A Quilting Life.

Since my last post I have also finished 2 more Civil War quilt blocks.

Confederate Rose (well, Lily in my case Lol) and Ohio Star. I have more than 30 blocks finished now.

Recently Anna from Thimbleanna had a giveaway which I was lucky enough to win. :)
The package arrived during the week.

All tied up with string and a cute little note! Thank you Anna!!!

Here is what was inside:

Look at all those string colours!   The Ruby charm pack contains some great fabric designs and colours.  I have a pattern in mind to use it with.

During the week I also got out a project from earlier this year that I had almost all cut out so I could do some machine sewing (and work towards finally finishing a WIP!!)

So far only 3 diamonds are sewn together.

Now for the good news. I have been given the green light to hand sew again! Woohooo!!!!

It has been a loooong time!   

Right next to me is the partially finished second block of the Roseville Album quilt. For the next couple of hours I am going to enjoy some hand stitching while watching the AFL grand final on the TV. My team was defeated last week, so I am just hoping for a close and exciting game. So far it is living up to expectations. May the best team (on the day) win!!!


  1. Love your BOM's Miriam - what a great idea to do two! Happy hand stitching!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  2. Love the fabrics that you've chosen for the Blogger's BOM...especially those big spots on the Kaffe and the great fussy cutting on the other one. What a relief to be able to hand sew again, so please for you :)

  3. Love both sets of fabrics that you chose for the BOM and the blocks look fabulous!! So glad that you joined in the BOM. The diamonds look terrific!

  4. Love the BOM blocks...well done!

  5. So glad you are able to hand sew again. That is good news.

    All of your blocks are just so beautiful. And what a nice gift to win. I do love the Ruby fabric and I love those cords wrapped on the wooden spools. So sweet. That is very nice twine/thread. I have some on larger spools and it's good for just about anything.

  6. Green Light is very exciting!
    Your blocks are quite pretty. Love all of your color selections.
    Congrats on your recent win.

  7. Love your new blocks! I have been eyeing the Ruby fabric ... so pretty!
    Hope your team wins!

  8. Love both of your fabric choices for Jackie's BOM.

  9. Your blocks look great Miriam and you have been keeping busy :) Lucky win for you too :) Take care of your arm :) Hugs Vicki x

  10. Great to see you have taken out those diamonds. It is worth finishing. You will love it in the end!

  11. Love the blocks, Miriam! And congrats on being able to sew again! I have never won a single give-away. There must be something I'm doing wrong. ;)

  12. WooHoo! I'm so happy that you can sew again. And happy that your goodies made it safely. Your blocks look great -- I LOVE that little blue Ohio Star block!

  13. Your BOM look great! I love that red and cheddar - yum!
    such a fun and busy post.
    Glad you can sew again

  14. Well you certainly have been busy since I visited last time.
    so glad to hear that you are all better. that is very good news.