Friday, September 25, 2015

Half Way Thru the BOM

I can't believe it's already been 6 months since we began this block of the month, and that we've already finished 6 blocks! I still haven't gotten last years put together yet (cheeks blush with embarrassment). I'm really trying to stick to a fabric budget this year, but I'm finding that instead of picking something from my stash I'm just putting everything on hold. I'm starting to think that's not the best plan. I fear fabric binge shopping might be in my future.

Back to the block of the month, though. When we went to class to get the fabric and pattern for this one, my daughter seemed to have sensed it was her favorite color... or she spotted someone else with it... because she started saying, "purple, purple!" and pulling my envelop open. For the rest of class she clutched the swatch while playing games on my phone, so I couldn't get a snapshot of it. It was pretty cute.

This pattern was very similar to one of the previous months, literally a switch of directions for the flying geese and that's it. I want these block to look different, so I was reluctant to put colors in the same places as I did in the last block. Unfortunately that meant using less of this awesome color.  That's okay. It's finished and I love it!

My points came out better on this one than the last, which was also awesome. This block has moved to the front of the list of my favorites. I am really enjoying working with the ombre fabrics. I wonder what color will be next? We haven't really had any oranges yet, so I'm wondering if they might pop up here in the fall. Help us get into the spirit of the season.

I had to see them all together. So pretty! I really want to experiment with some modern layouts with these. Ideas, ideas.


  1. Those blocks are great. Lovely colors. I agree with your daughter: the purple blocks are so beautiful!