Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Block of the Month Mania

I have been infected by the Block of the Month bug! I can't help myself. I see these blocks on other people's blogs and I fall in love with them. And, after all, it is only one block a month. How much work can that be? But multiply that BOM by four or five others and you have a lot of work. It is only February and I can't do much outside right now, but what will happen when the weather is nice and my garden starts calling me? Maybe I will have to revise my schedule. Here is what I have done so far.

This is the second block in the bunny hill "A Tisket, A Tasket, Twelve Months of Baskets" BOM. The first one was the snowman block I posted last month. They are cute, easy and they only take an evening or so to complete. I think I will continue to do them. A little applique, a little stitching - those are exactly the things I like to do.



Then there is the Willowberry Designs "Verandah Views" BOM. I wasn't sure about doing this one at first, but I kind of like the simplicity of these little stitcheries. They also take only an evening or so to do. I think I will stick with this one too. I can always sit outside in the summer months and stitch these.


Then one day I saw this applique BOM and BOOM, I was hooked! It is Fat Cat's "Baltimore Bliss" BOM. I really like applique. I've probably told you that before. This block is not the easiest, but then, I like a bit of a challenge every once in awhile. I haven't completely finished this first block yet. It only started this month, so I am not behind. So far it has taken me several evenings. But I think I will get it done tonight. Here is a shot of part of it. I think it will be a lovely quilt when it is done!


And if that wasn't enough, there is the paper pieced "Geese in the Forest" BOM. I like paper piecing and this looked easy. I thought of doing it for the Black and White Challenge. (like in black and white with a lime green or something) I saw a couple of the blocks last night on A Latte Quilts. Paula inspired me, to say the least! So this morning I started one of the first blocks in this series. I don't know what it is about this block, but it isn't talking to me. Maybe it's the black and white when I have a very colourful block in my mind. Or perhaps it is because there is not enough contrast between the fabrics to set this block off. I have only made one block so far. There are six of these in the finished quilt. I think I still have to think about this one. I might do it in colour instead of black and white. A few paper pieced blocks a month can't take that much time. Can they?

So there they are! Four BOMs! And that does not include the weekly Block Party blocks. Or my UFO bin, full of things that beg to be finished! And the inspirations I see on other blogs every day! And when I think of it, I haven't knit or crocheted anything in a long time! OMG! I feel overwhelmed! Kind of like my Christmas cactus that is flowering right now. A sort of identity crisis! If this is Wednesday, it must be applique night. Hope I can stick with all of these!

9 comments:

nicolette said...

Lovely projects Hetty!! You’re a busy woman!

Love the flying geese. I think this block will look great between the others blocks when you use more colours in those!!

Quilt Pixie said...

ooooo you are a dangerous woman -- should never have followed your links.... I've saved the deese in the forest pattern... maybe....

Sherri said...

Love your blocks...you're doing two I hadn't even heard of yet...and I better not click on the links, or I might be tempted!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I do not even know where to start, other than to say you are one talented lady!! just beautiful!

Lynda said...

I feel your pain, Hetty! I too am easily seduced by challenges, BOMs etc. It all sems so manageable to start with, but then.... ! However, I'm sure you're up to it, and I love the black, white and lime green, by the way!

LizzieJane said...

Your blocks are just beautiful, my goodness do you sleep, that is a lot of work!
x

Eileen said...

Oh this is so funny.. I guess I'm not the only one who has a confused Christmas cactus. I just ran into another blogger who did too. :-)

I have not seen the Baltimore Bliss site yet!.. I am going there now. Thanks!

Opal said...

are those embroidered towels? i love them! i used to be an embroidery freak. i kind of miss it.

Barb said...

I am already doing the Trisket one...yours turned out so much better than mine. I love the Fat Cats also...I think I might try that one...but....how do you get your points to point so well???? Loved all of them.