The first month of the Skill Builder BOM is complete! Well, mostly complete. I still have to sandwich and quilt each block. With my current project load the quilting for these blocks will have to wait. And hey, I have eleven months to get around to it anyway! I can hardly believe that it is February already!
January actually had two blocks, and I never posted about the second block... nor did I show you pictures of the completed Sound Wave block. So, without further ado.
|Skill Builder BOM: Sound Wave Block|
I am really pleased with how my Sound Wave block turned out. My even, straight columns have shown me that I do nice, consistent piece work. I find myself quite proud.
Once I finished the second block (called Magnum), I decided that I really didn't want my borders to be the same solid black as my background fabric. I wanted the borders to really frame and set the blocks apart, instead of blending with them. I was nervous at first about this decision, but in the end I am thrilled with how it turned out.
|Skill Builder BOM: Magnum Block|
This week Alyssa at Pile O' Fabric posted a series of seven instructional videos on free motion quilting (FMQ). The videos really help take the scare factor away. Since I have never even attempted FMQ I will need to practice quite a bit before I make the attempt on my completed blocks. As I said earlier however, I will have put the quilting on the back burner for now until I complete my other projects.
|Skill Builder BOM: Month One Complete!|
While I may not be ready to start quilting, I have at least picked out a few of the backing fabrics. At the moment they are mostly low volume black prints, but I plan to mix in a few brights along the way.
I can't wait until the 14th when the next block lesson comes out!
In the mean time I am working on a top secret project that I cannot wait to share later this month.
Boone has seen it, but he's sworn to secrecy!