I am over the top, happy excited, and bursting at the seams with enthusiasm over this BOM club. This morning I very sleepily grabbed my Iphone as I do every morning before I actually get out of bed to read over emails and that kind of thing, kind of my little moments before I actually crawl out of bed. I saw the email from Amy at Stitchery Dickory Dock and the new block of the month for the Sugar Block Club and I think I might have squealed with glee.
I can’t believe only now am I participating in a quilt along. I should have done this ages ago.
Regardless, I’m happy and I got my January block done and posted.
Instead of searching for the perfect fabrics I just pulled some that I’ve had in my stash for some time now. I always knew I would use the Spa by Rosemarie Levins for a quilt for myself and this seemed like the perfect time. Both browns and the green in the middle are all from that fabric collection. The peach is something I just threw in there for pop. It is from Heather Bailey’s Bijoux. The cream fabric is actually osnaburgh. I wanted to do just cotton ivory, but I did not have any. I like the linen-like look though.
The block is called Intention. I didn’t have too much trouble with it. The middle block gave me some complications (I had stitched 2 of the triangles in the wrong order), but other than that I think it went smoothly. This does have to be the most difficult block I’ve done. I normally choose blocks that don’t have such small pieces, but I’m glad it was chosen for me and pushed me out of my comfort zone.
I already have it strung on twine across the studio for display.