* This is clearly a spoof on The Julie/Julia Project. All the quilts below, however, are the real deal.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Last Block on Last BOMb

It has finally come to pass..... two days ago, I had four blocks left to go on the last Leslie BOMb..... so I arranged all the remaining fabrics in a pile:

and carefully chose the ones I'd use for each block. Variety and enough fabric were crucial elements and although it LOOKS like lots of fabric, in truth I had only so much of each color.

After choosing, cutting and sewing the other three, I am now down to the final one:

and have such a small amount of brights left over. So, although I failed in the quest to complete them all in that one year, I have (almost) made a series, learned the Y-seam technique, put a serious dent in the stash and had one heck of good time in the process!

Not bad at all..... now to do the quilting.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sprinting To The Finish

I have four blocks left for the 6th quilt to go and am posting the last block I made, yesterday.

This is the 5th quilt so far.

I need to buy(grr) more of the sashing fabric to finish the inner border before I can add the outer one. THAT fabric I have stashed so, okay, that's a plus.

I really am at the end of my bright stash.... only bits and bobs left. Here, see for yourself!:

I have four blocks left for the 6th quilt to go and am posting the last block I made, yesterday.

So with four left to go, I think at this time I must stop and assess what fabrics I shall use before I proceed any further. I really will not buy another scrap to finish this quilt.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2 More In The Can

I have assembled two more of the quilts at this point:

This is the "Oriental" Leslie BOMb

I used a dark blue Jinny Beyer for the sashing and a bright blue oriental for the corner stones. Then the outer border is the fabric I had to buy to tie it all together, It happened to be the same as some I had in my stash and used in the block just above the one in the lower right corner. So that was nice. And it was on sale I when bought so much so that was even nicer.

Now here is the Red White and Blues:

Wrinked because the cats have taken to sleeping on it when it was laying around. I kept it simple with no cornerstones and no additional borders. There is nothing I could add that wouldn't be gilding a lily. So I just allowed the blocks to float on a sea of dark blue. This will probably be the first one I quilt. ANd I might get crazy and put a big patriotic print as the backing. Just because!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cue Sound Effects...

Bang Bang Bang

WHiirrrrrrrrrrr Clunk!
zeh saw zehsaw

Bang Bang Bang

There! One simple binary change and I give myself an additional 12 months to complete this "challenge".

Wonder where I went? Yeah, I know the feeling. But back I am and with it, I bring 2 completed quilt-tops.

This is the Blue Gold quilt and I finished it in November, I think. After I had competed the last block, I was eager to see what it would end up looking like. I was concerned that any outer border was going to work against or not hold up against the boldness of those blocks but as I restricted myself to using what I had in my stash, this is the one I went with.

Now that several months have passed and I have distanced myself considerably, I can look at it and feel over-all: Pleased. I will choose backing fabric at the shop Thursday and flip it on the machine for quilting.

Now I have also finished the Christmas fabric quilt but cannot find the photo in my harddrive ... check back later for a shot.

At the moment, I am assembling the Red White and Blue and this one will have only a single outer border and no cornerstones. The Dark Blue sashing really sets off the blocks. It is simple and will be heavily quilted.

I have had to buy more fabric to finish the Oriental. I needed a fabric for the outer borders and sashing. Again, the blocks are all so different yet "asian", I could not not find a fabric to tie it all together and it just didn't exist in the stash.

After that, I will return to the final two, the Brights. I still have 6 blocks each to make for them and lots of fabric to choose from so I want a real clear head and workspace before I tackle that. They are so loud and busy I doubt whoever ends up with them will get any peaceful rest under them.