Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Current BOM

I am linking with BOM Monday over  at "What a Hoot".
Last night I made my center block for 35th.Ave. BOM. I originally wanted to do the smaller version of this quilt but I have changed my mind.
When I go Saturday to pick up the Feb. block/blocks [some months there are two to complete] I will ask about switching to the larger version the 10.5" blocks rather than this 8.5".
The pieces are so tiny, the squares are only .75" finished. I can handle that ok in paper piecing but not so well otherwise I seem to be all thumbs! And I am not demeaning thumbs, after all opposing thumbs are an important part of what sets homo sapiens apart from the rest!
 I suspect that all the surgeries on my hands/wrists, joint replacement etc have something to do with that. Whatever the reason, I am not very good at the very small piecing, perhaps one reason I am not crazy about applique, especially needle turn and any hand sewing in fact.
The larger block almost doubles the size of the smallest squares and I thinkI could handle that better, more accurately.

6 comments:

Andee said...

You don't have to switch sizes...they give you enough fabric to do either size, you just need to buy extra background yourself :) Your block looks great!

Fran Kingston Dill said...

My Mom made this quilt several years ago as a BOM. It really is beautiful when it turns ofinished. She used a cream back ground with very small specks of the primary colors in the quilt. It really brought the quilt together and created a warm look to it.
Some of the ladies did leaves appliques on the outside border, however my Mom left it plain.
Can't wait to see yours finished.

LynCC said...

oooo! I just went and googled this BOM because your block is so striking. It's going to be super cool! Really looking forward to watching it emerge. :D

Cactusneedle said...

Love the colors!

kathysnest32 said...

I agree with you. The pieces are small. I also understand about the hand problem. It is terrible to not be able to do what you would like to do. Your sewing is beautiful. Kathleen

kathysnest32 said...

I agree with you. The pieces are small. I also understand about the hand problem. It is terrible to not be able to do what you would like to do. Your sewing is beautiful. Kathleen http://kathysnest32.wordpress.com/