Sunday, January 30, 2022

JANUARY'S GARDEN PARTY DOWN UNDER FINISH

 This past week I finished my January instructions on my Garden Party Down Under BOM 2022 with The Quilt Show.  Waiting for February to continue the journey.  I paper pieces the dog ears and they fit on the center perfectly.   

This left me with nothing going on in the sewing room to work on, at least nothing I wanted to.  So I spied a fun little idea on the internet and decided to give it a try in-between other projects.
I am using polka dot fabrics as much as possible in this.  So have done a good deal of crawling through my fabric stash.  Finding a good stack of charm blocks at the bottom of a drawer has proved valuable with this project.  The piece on the bottom will actually end up being a tea pot.  I have to get a good deal more stems into it before adding the spout and handle and fusing it down.  
This is the pieced border that goes around the center.  Six inch finished blocks.
And this is the second borders.  I am short of the 20 I need.  I have exhausted my stash for prints, so looks like a shopping trip is in order.  These are cut 6 by 9 inches.  I am thinking about appliquéing scalloped pieces on top of them between them and the first border.  Still not sure yet on that issue.  I am winging this from a picture, so not sure where it is going until I get there.  

  

  




18 comments:

  1. What a lovely center you have made here. The flowers are so pretty and that colorful border is just so happy looking.

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  2. Hi,
    I love your flower post block..so pretty. Your new
    projects looks interesting. I like all those
    pretty colors your using. Have a great day!

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  3. Garden Party Down Under is very pretty and this new project looks like a lot of fun! Polka dots are cute ;)
    Thank you for sharing and linking up, and enjoy shopping for new printed fabrics ;)

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  4. Super spotty fun (and a fabric shopping trip, too!!)

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  5. Gorgeous BOM! Really like it. And I love your polka dot blocks. So sorry you have to shop for more fabric. Such a tragedy ;) We all get inspiration from shopping. Have fun and keep inspiring us.
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  6. Oh, I love both of these projects - so cheery and fun. And good for you, keeping up with the Garden Party Down Under instructions!

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  7. Your Garden Party Down Under is so pretty! I love that little polka dot piece you've started and can't wait to see how it turns out.
    Thank you for linking up with To Do Tuesday!

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  8. Reminds me of spring. Beautiful.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  9. Such a beautiful project, not only in design but fabric choices!

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  10. Hi,
    Love your block of the month...so pretty. The new project is awesome.
    It will be beautiful when finished. Have a great day!

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  11. Oh, what a fun little project!

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  12. Garden Party is going to be amazing!
    and yur new start.... cute!!!

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  13. What a fun in between project. Always fun to go on a squirrel chase for a while and then come back to your old projects with fresh eyes. Loving all the dots.

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  14. Both projects are very pretty!

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  15. I love using "dotty" fabrics too. Nice work...xox

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  16. Love using dots! And that Garden Party block is simply out of this world. So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  17. Your garden block is beautiful and all the fabrics in this post made me smile. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

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