Plain & Fancy BOM: Fashionably Finished!

No, no… not by me though I wish it were so, haha.  My Plain & Fancy BOM quilt is still in its infancy stage.  I showed my finished Block #2 in my last progress report.

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BUT there is just something about seeing the completion of a quilt.  And if my Plain & Fancy BOM quilt were finished, it would look very much like what Diane of PA completed, posted on Endless Mountains Quiltworks’ Facebook page!   And Diane did an absolutely fabulous job.

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A big thank you to Karen for being my eyes and notifying me of the picture of the finished quilt!  If you would like to make a new sweet friend, check out Karen’s blog here.

Thank you for stopping by!  What is on your list to do this week? I wish you all a most lovely week.  Hugs to you all.

Plain & Fancy BOM: Block 1 WIP

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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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Thought #3.  It makes me feel good when my flying geese units turn out nicely!

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#4.  I decided to press my seams open to minimize the bulk.

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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.

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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?

** Also, click here in case if you are interested in signing up for the BOM program at your local quilt shop.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!  I shall catch up with you later.