Saturday, January 23, 2010

Harvest Sampler

I had been eyeing off this BOM by MagicPatchQuilting ever since about June/July. Gorgeous fabrics and a sampler quilt to get my horizons broadening. I kept shelving it, nah didn't need to spend that money and I DIDN'T need another quilt to make!
Early December I caved and rang MagicPatchQuilting to sign up for it. I could have bought it as a kit, but as they didn't have a full kit cut yet it was just as well. A kit probably would have collected dust for a time! This BOM started in Sept last year so I asked them to catch me up, and was sent three packages to make four blocks. I have made the four blocks and now only have the current month to make up (more about that later).
This block below is my favourite, an applique block.


A pieced and appliqued block.


A pieced block - love the colour effects in this one.

Another pieced block. I must not have taken enough care as the block doesn't sit 100% right.... well, I guess it could be worse - sitting in the cupboard waiting to be stitched!

Here is the current block.
I am hesitant about this one because most of it is curved piecing....


Here are some towels I trimmed for a house warming present. My sister and her fiance have recently had a four bedroom Tasman, Austam home delivered to them on the farm. For the last fourish years they have been living in the shearers quarters - one building/room for lounge/bedroom, another building for the kitchen and a tin shed (unlined) for the laundry/bathroom. They are pretty pleased to have an inside toilet; and their home looks lovely.

PS I have an aloe vera plant for them too.

18 comments:

Kylie said...

Love your blocks Bec - you are being very adventurous. Mmmm I wonder what will be revealed on Wednesday???? Cheers Kylie xxx

Christine said...

WOW. Beautiful blocks. They look fantastic. You are going to have an awesome quilt.

Farmyard Crafts said...

The blocks are beautiful Bec! Well done!! Love your new blog header picture with the stack of quilts! Looks great!! Great reward to your sister and fiance... good payment for living in shearers quarters for that long!! Nice towels!

Chookyblue...... said...

blocks look great Bec........

momssewingroom said...

Wow! That BOM quilt is beautiful. I love the colours and the pattern. Maybe I should look into it, but I don't need another project :)

Kerry said...

Looks like a lovely quilt, keep up the good work!

Kate said...

Gorgeous blocks; I can see why you caved in!

Anonymous said...

I love the blocks. Glad your doing them and not putting them in the cupboard.
Alison

sewkalico said...

This is seriously stunning! Well done!

siv hege said...

What a wonderful BOM, your blocks looks amazing. I totally get why you caved in :)

Maggey and Jim said...

Wonderful colors and great job on the piecing. We never know how lucky we have it and so happy for your sister..
Maggey
Love the towels too.

Sarah said...

Those blocks are AMAZING!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Fabulous blocks..

Jenny of Elefantz said...

That's going to be a lovely quilt, Bec! Gorgeous colours.

sandra said...

I just love your blocks, the colours are gorgeous.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks fantastic. Love the fabrics you are using....

Julia said...

Love the blocks,colours,...everything!
Beautiful BOM..
Julia ♥

YaYa's Funhouse said...

I love the quilt blocks..beautiful colors too.