Hello Friends! I hope you are well today, and I do appreciate you stopping by to visit again! Some of you had written and asked about the progress on my Plain & Fancy BOM. Though my heart was anxious to start, I just hadn’t been able to do anything about it until this morning… and even then, I didn’t get to finish the entire block. That gives you an idea on how behind I really have been on things.
A big challenge I face as a stay/work at home Mom to a young child is that I never know how much I can get done because my life is different each day with a young child. It is just a fact in my current season of life. And I accept it. I had planned to work on the block before Miss Baby woke up this morning. What ended up happening was I was summoned to cuddle up with her for a few hours before she woke up for school. I am sure many of you understand what I am talking about…. BUT… get started with my first block I did. And here is the evidence of the block center I was able to complete:
Disclaimer — my posts on Plain & Fancy BOM will not cover any cutting or construction information. I will only share with you snippets on how I have constructed my blocks. I was commissioned by Quilting Treasures to design Plain & Fancy, and the rights belong to Quilting Treasures. I am approaching my Plain & Fancy quilt as any quilter who has signed up to participate in the program at their local quilt shops. SO, I hope you will understand why I won’t be sharing information on the pattern design and instructions.
Thought #1. I always starch press my fabrics prior to cutting because I normally only finger press when I am constructing the block. I only use the iron to set the seams and block until after the block is constructed.
Thought #2. Ever since my dear friend Wanda showed me how she pinned with the points of the pins facing outward, I have always pinned my patches that way. I find that it’s easier for me piece that way.
Thought #3. It makes me feel good when my flying geese units turn out nicely!
#4. I decided to press my seams open to minimize the bulk.
And here I am, with the block center of Month #1 block. I am hoping I will be able to finish up the rest of the block next week after Market.
I am curious… for those of you who are making Plain & Fancy, do you have any tips that have proved helpful to you in constructed the first block?
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THANKS FOR STOPPING BY! I shall catch up with you later.