2012 BOM Plus

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I wanted a larger quilt, so found 10 more blocks that I wanted to add, just for a little more variety. I may add an outer border just to finish it off. If I do, it will be the same fabric as the sashing, so won't really change the design significantly. Otherwise, the top is done! Yea! Better late than never. :) Oh, and I'm pleased to have used Kaffe fabric that I've been "saving", waiting for just the right project. What advice would you give someone starting this project? If there's a block you don't particularly like, or another one you want to include, go for it.

What you will need

  • Stash cotton fabrics; mostly Kaffe Fassett fabrics (although I did have to supplement with some new ones) with a few others sprinkled in.

Q&A with sewgurlie

fkara15282 asked:
love the color and layout
sewgurlie answered:
Thank you so much!
4bird2 asked:
The size of this if better fitting than with 20 squares. The quilt that I made is a bit too small but I use and love it anyway. The blocks that you added look like they were meant to be a part of this sampler. I especially like the intersecting triangles.
sewgurlie answered:
Thank you, 4bird2. I thought the same thing about the size - seemed more like a size for the back of a sofa, which I didn't want. I want this to fit our double sofa bed for guests when they come to visit. It was my hope that "my" 10 blocks would blend well, and it seems they do just that.
Craftydoglover asked:
This is really impressive. Well done.
sewgurlie answered:
Thank you for your kind comments. :)
lrmyr18 asked:
Nicely done! Great job adding blocks to increase the size. Love the color scheme.
sewgurlie answered:
Thank you. Finding new blocks was fun - there's so many to chose from.
MaryBandy asked:
This is gorgeous. I started quilting in 1988 and did at least 2 a year. I never used a machine. Mine were hand stitched from beginning to end. My disabilities finally got the nest of me in 2004 and I placed my husbands second quilt, the Mariner's Compass away until I could find someon e that could hand quilt close to mine so they could finish it for me. I'm Still anxiously waiting. This is such a lovely quilt. It would be an honor if I could do half as well as you did. The colors, the block combinations, everything is so perfect. I hope you entered this into a fair? I hope you continue to uilt because this is the only one in many years that actually made me say "WOW." Did you machine this and if yes, who taught you how to machine quilt? You should be very proud and remember, keep it out of the sun. Mary Bandy
sewgurlie answered:
Mary, thank you so much for your kind and encouraging comments! I have to admit I wasn't enthralled with this quilt design until the very end - after I added additional blocks to make it larger. I think that and the sashing really helped pull it all together for me. Handquilters like you, and my mother-in-law and her sisters, have always impressed me. I, however, could not get "into" it - mine are quilted on my home machine - kind of a slow, self-taught process.. . This one is not yet quilted - I put it away for the holidays while finishing other projects. I'll post another photo when it's completed. Thank you again for your inspiring words.