Plain & Fancy BOM: Block 2 Done!

In my line of work, I often move from turning in one project to working on the next project that has to be turned in.  I had a very brief down time over the weekend where I was able to work on my Plain & Fancy BOM quilt last Friday night!

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This is Block 1 from a while back.  Click here to read more about Block 1.

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And here is Block 2.

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Pretty much, I used the same tricks as I did for making Block 1.  The tricks were described in my Block 1 post.

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Even though I have felt like a loser for not being able to keep up with my BOM, it is nonetheless a great feeling being able to get another block finished for the quilt! It’s back to work-related quilting stuff for me!

If you are working on Plain & Fancy, I hope you have enjoyed the journey!  If you have yet to join in the fun, click here for a list of shops that are carrying the project, or you can see if Fons & Porter has filled up their spots for online signup here.

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy Monday, and Happy Week!

Plain & Fancy BOM: Block 1 Done!

Happy Memorial Day (Observed), Dear Friends!  I hope you have had a blessed and reflective weekend.

I managed to finish the first block of Plain & Fancy BOM quilt (top left block)!

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It is a large block.  And I am quite pleased with it.

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I posted about constructing the block center before I left for Market here.

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I worked on the parallelogram units after I returned from Market.

Thought #1.  In trimming off the excess when making the parallelogram units, I found that the excess triangles can be sewn together and trim to measure 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ HST units.  I am making these HST units as I construct the quilt even though I don’t quite know what I will do with them yet.

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IMG_6365I am curious to know if you have any ideas on what to do with these 1.5″ HST units.  I imagine I will have quite a few of these when I am finished with the quilt top.

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Thought #2.  In sewing the parallelogram units together for the block framing pieces, I made sure the diagonal seams match up before pinning.

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That little bit of effort resulted in very “happily situated” seams when the parallelogram units are sewn together!

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Thought #3.  When sewing the parallelogram unit and the block corner units, I marked with Frixion pen where the seams will meet, and matched up the seams before pinning and sewing.

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So this concludes my notes on constructing the first Plain & Fancy block.  While it is not a particularly difficult block to construct, I did like using the block to fine tune my piecing skill.

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I doubt I will have time between now and the last of the month to work on the sashing blocks.  But I will move on to making my 2nd block as time permits.

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Have you signed up to be a Plain & Fancy quilter – click here to see if your local quilt shops are participating.

I found out that Fons and Porter is also running the program in their online shop in case your local quilt shops aren’t participating. Click here to access the order information.

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Thanks for stopping by, Dear Friends!  I hope you have a wonderful week.  This is Miss Baby’s last week of school.  I can’t believe our little Miss Baby has just about completed her first year of formal education.  I am getting a little weepy thinking about that…

Came in the mail…

Hello Friends, this is a super quick post as it’s Tuesday when I work at my other “day” job (Mom/chauffeur for extra-curricular activities).  Look what came in the mail – the fabrics for my Plain & Fancy BOM quilt!  Some shops are doing it as a BOM program, while some are selling the complete kits.  I got the kit, but will be showing you my progress on a month-by-month basis.

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The quilt sample that was shown at Quilt Market last Fall is now being shown at Quilt Events in Europe.  I wish there was a way I could tag along…

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Interested to be my Plain & Fancy stitching buddy?  Click here to see if your local quilt shop is participating.  If not, many shops are taking online orders for mail-order as well.  I still haven’t decided whether to do the pieced or applique version for the sashing blocks.  What do you think?

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Alrightie, Dear Friends!  I have to take off for now.  You have a lovely day, okay?