Monday, April 30, 2012

BOM Rehab 1: Ten down, two to go

Two weeks ago I finished another block in the Fat Quarter Shop's 2008 Designer Mystery BOM, but didn't get a chance to post about it until now. I started working on the 2008 BOM a few months ago, but ran into a snag with Month 9.

The pattern below is what the block was supposed to look like.

I liked the pinwheels in the block, but not the colors--it was too monochromatic. I don't mind monochromatic blocks, but this block was green and not my favorite color in the fabric line. So I put off working on this block. I worked on the next block in the BOM and I started thinking about how I could change this block.

I visited Moda's free pattern site and saw the pattern for Deb Strain's Nature's Gift line. The colors were similar to the Peace on Earth line and it also included pinwheels. I really liked the design so I decided to change the BOM block to look more like this pattern.

This is how the block  turned out.

I like it so much better. And I think it looks great with the rest of the blocks.

And that leaves just two blocks to go.

1 comment:

Vivian said...

I always say the quilt gods look out for us when we want to get something done.

I have to agree with you: it was a good idea to re-color the block. it looks great with the others you have already made, more balanced with them than the monochromatic block would have been.