Monday, May 28, 2012

BOM Rehab 4: Starting something new

I decided to take a break from the Fat Quarter Shop 2008 Designer Mystery BOM and work on something more current. I just received the final block in the FQS 2011 Designer Mystery BOM and thought maybe it might be time to work on it. I've loved this BOM since I saw the first block.

I know this block has many names, but I will always think of it as a sunflower. I made the same block in a smaller size for the Farmer's Wife project. In the Farmer's Wife project this block is called the Single Wedding Star, but I like it better as a sunflower.

These two sunflowers don't look very good together. Good thing they will be used in different quilts.

 I've got the rest of the FQS 2011 Designer Mystery BOM in a cute basket my friend Penny game me so they are ready when I want to work on them.


But maybe I'll finish the FQS 2008 BOM first. We'll see.

Monday, May 14, 2012

BOM Rehab 3: Light at the end of the tunnel

I spent most of Sunday working on the sashing for the Fat Quarter Shop 2008 Designer Mystery BOM. This is the result.

This is the FQS finishing kit. I don't always buy a finishing kit, but I really liked this one.

Here's how it looks on my design wall. It's not the final block arrangement, but I'm close to deciding how I want to arrange them.

Here's a close-up.

It's nice to be so close to finishing the top.