Sunday, January 16, 2022

BOM 2022 MONTH ONE PROGRESS

 I was able to start my Garden Party Down Under Block of the Month 2022.  It became available on the 1st of January from The Quilt Show.  I got busy right away.  I have lots of circle centers to go into the red flowers and red/orange berries/circles on the vine on the lower left.  I am waiting for Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Circles templates to arrive.   

I backed the background fabric with Pellon 911FF, a light weight stabilizer that is fused on.  I am machine appliqueing with a blanket stitch and fusing the appliqués on with Steam a Steam 2.  Originally I thought to hand appliqué the bias vines down, but reconsidered that.  I am fusing them down with Lite Steam-A-Seam Double Stick 1/4 inch wide Fusible Tape.  It comes on a roll and is easily applied.  It is fantastic to work with and they are on there to stay.

Over the first week of this month our kitchen update finally was finished.  Six weeks of washing dishes in the garage sink was getting pretty old.  Absolutely worth the chaos and mess for sure.  Love the new sink!
Zoey had a house guest for 10 days over New Years.  The little white fluff bug is Sir Trotts my granddaughter's dog.  They had a wonderful time chasing each other all over the house.  Sharing my husband's lap during the evenings was another favorite pastime.  When granddaughter returned from her trip he went home.  Zoey spent the better part of this past week mopping around the house; she misses him.       






     


20 comments:

  1. Your block is so pretty. That is how I am appliqueing fabric on my Stitchers' Garden. I was glad to hear your thoughts on the process! Your kitchen looks lovely! Poor Zoey! Perhaps Sir Trotts will visit again.

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  2. Wow, your flower block is wonderful, a lot of tiny appliquéd pieces! I like the narrow Fusible Tape too, perfect for stems, and stained glass too. Nice for Zoey to have a friend to play with ;)
    Thank you for sharing, and linking up!

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  3. Love the bright colors in your 2022 block of the month project. That's pretty quick work for a block with so many elements.

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  4. Wow!! Your applique work is beautiful. Your fabric choices are wonderful.

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  5. lovely, lovely applique!!
    your workmanship is outstanding!!
    oh the new kitchen looks divine!!
    enjoy!

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  6. I love your BOM. The colors are amazing. Did you buy the kit from THe Quilt Show?
    And I really like your Camden blocks as well.

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  7. Very nice job on your first block. It's so pretty.

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  8. Hi,
    Awesome flower block! Love all those pretty colors. Can I ask
    what size this block is? Have a great day!

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  9. Love the flower pot of flowers. It's beautiful.

    Oh the kitchen remodel. We went through that last September. We washed dishes in the laundry room sink. I was so happy to have my kitchen back. Your makeover is beautiful.

    Aw on the pups. It's nice to have company now and then.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  10. your flower pot is sew pretty...I can hardly wait for spring to arrive!

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  11. Wonderful fussy cut flower centers. Looks like fun.

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  12. Your garden party block is very pretty. And those two little cuties, what fun. Poor Zoey must be suffering from withdrawal symtons after her week of fun with the house guest.

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  13. Zoey doesn't look like she is too thrilled to be sharing her resting spot, lol. So cute. Your block is beautiful and I love your new kitchen. Yes, dishes in the garage would suck. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

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  14. Love your floral block. I'm sure you'll enjoy your kitchen. We did a remodel last summer and I'm loving all the changes we made.

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  15. Your block is beautiful. The fabrics are lovely and add to the beauty of this piece.

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  16. What a gorgeous block!!
    and congrats on the kitchen!!!

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  17. Beautiful counter and great sink! So happy for you that it's finished. :) (I thought improvement/repair jobs took forever before Covid ever messed with supply and work force resources!!) This will be an amazing BOM. And you'll love having those Perfect Circles - a game changer for beautiful circles and berries!

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  18. Love your block! I think having the perfect circle templates will make things go a lot easier. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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