I haven't joined a BOM for awhile.... I got a little overwhelmed with keeping up..... but since I've had a break, I couldn't resist the 2015 Mystery Designer BOM. I love the fabric collection and loved the tease of the blocks that they kind of showed us before signing up. So here's the before shot of Block #1, all cut out and ready to sew.......
Isn't this a cute block!? I can see making a whole quilt using this single block....a whole neighborhood of cottages, lined up and looking welcoming.
Block #2, cut out and ready to sew.....
Block #2, finished. The pattern called these "apartments." I think they are really cute too, but I think the first cottage block may end up being my favorite block when the year is up.
My LQS is participating in a Row by Row this year. Although I don't plan to do the Row by Row, I did want to get one of the license plate blocks. I imagine I'll put this on a zipper bag at some point... or maybe a small wall hanging.
Had to show you these Bali Snaps that I got this week. The Fat Quarter Shop had them on sale for $1.50 on one of their flash sales, so I couldn't resist. I love Bali Snaps but this one in particular is called "Cockatiel."
Kirby, my cockatiel, is insisting that I make something for him out of this fabric and who can blame him. I'm already making him a Christmas stocking, but I guess I should find some way to use these fabrics for him.
Hope your summer is going well. We've had record amounts of rain, but it has eased up this past week or so. Our schools start on August 11th, which seems really early. Summer is flying by, but I always look forward to Fall and cooler temps. Enjoy your week end!