The new year always begins with a flurry of new projects appearing in blogland. Lots of them are tempting, however there are never enough hours in the day to do them all!! Lol
I have chosen 2 new quilts, both in BOM format.
The first is the Noah and Matilda Album Quilt from Dawn. Dawn owns the original quilt and, together with her DD, they have drawn up patterns for the quilt. Each month a set of four patterns is available for purchase.
Here is my first block completed.
I chose to piece the flower pot, then applique it down. The blocks finish at 8 inches.
These are the fabrics I have chosen for this quilt.
The solid green, far right, is actually the back of a print, which I may use both ways around. I hope to not have to buy any fabrics to finish this quilt (except for the backing).
The 2nd project appears as a mystery BOM in Quiltmania magazine. The edition with the first set of instructions arrived here on Friday.
Di Ford's mystery quilt, Mountmellick, began with the centre medallion instructions. There is also a great video of Di making the first block on Quiltmania's Facebook page.
(I am having trouble getting on to Quiltmania's web page at the moment. I will add links later. There is a photo of the first block on Threadbear's page....link below)
Even though I will be getting my BOM fabrics from Threadbear, I had a play with my fabrics here yesterday (all French General) :)
I may not make the block with these fabrics, but it was fun to play.
Another very tempting project is the Benjamin Biggs Quilt. There is a blog for this quilt here. This is another (mostly) red and green album quilt, free to download, but the blocks finish at 16 inches! It will be a huge quilt! My first idea was to maybe shrink the patterns down to make smaller blocks. At the moment I have chosen to print out the patterns while they are available, and keep them for another day.
I'm not ignoring all those WIPs I have here!!! This is my progress so far on my latest Roseville Album block.
Lots of stitching to keep me busy while watching the Australian Open tennis on TV.
With expected temperatures forecast to be around 40 degrees C (104F) for the next 4 days, I will be spending lots of time inside in front of the TV!
If you are in Australia, keep cool, if you are in the Northern Hemishere, keep warm. Stay safe everyone!