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Project

September BOM - #2

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Getting most of the joins (but not all, I'm afraid) to match - there are an awful lot of them! I used three fabrics (two patterned and one background) rather than the two suggested by Amy on the course. This gave loads of different possible permutations for the finished block and I've posted pictures of some of the ones that were considered. However, in the end I rather liked the one that reminded me of the beachballs I played with at the seaside when I was a child and sewed that one together for the quilt. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun playing "jig-saw puzzles" with the 16 three-and-a-half-inch squares that you end up with before you decide on your eventual block and sew it all together.

What you will need

  • Cotton leftovers from previous projects plus fat quarters.

Q&A with patz in suffolk

NanaJeanFL asked:
I love the beach balls! I can just imagine a whole quilt using this block.
patz in suffolk answered:
Goos Heavens - I can just imagine trying to match up all the joins in a whole quilt of this pattern! My head is aching already!
Surfside6 asked:
That's funny - I looked at them all and kept coming back to Beach Balls too!
patz in suffolk answered:
Glad you did too! It was fun trying to make up different patterns with the 16 pieces.
desna asked:
I lOVE the beachballs such a cute block and I simply adore your fabric.
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you - I quite like this block too .
Katfey asked:
I enjoy your sense of play with these and the lovely fabrics!
patz in suffolk answered:
It was fun, crawling around on the floor, playing "jig-saw puzzles" while my husband sat in the chair, making unhelpful remarks!
Pam NZ asked:
Wish I could have been a fly on the wall LOL... what fun you've had! You chose well too.... I kept bouncing back to your beach balls as well!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thanks! I never thought quilting could be such fun!

Skill Level

Beginner