Thursday, February 24, 2011

My First BOM



Yup, I went and did it… signed up for a 12-month BOM.  Yup, I am a crazy woman… just shoot me now!  

Seriously, my SIL will be heading off to minister school at Duke University this coming school year and I felt “called” to make Jan Patek’s Bible quilt for him.... even though he may be through with minister school by the time I finish this...


 Photo from Jan Patek's blog

Block #1 arrived in yesterday’s mail.  

 Photo from Jan Patek's blog


Let me just say that I’ve never met a pattern that I didn’t want to change in some way… and I will be changing this one as well.   Nothing that serious but I’m NOT doing needle-turn appliqué!  Not that I can’t, it’s just that 1) I’m a little ADHD,  and 2) I’m not willing to spend that amount of time with something that will give rise to latent perfectionism, semi-tamed after many, many years’ effort.

I foresee a lot of fun with fusible stuff and underlining… wish me luck!

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Yes, yes, I know I didn't post a mug rug yesterday when you all are waiting with baited-breath for me to do so...  *lol*

Here's your mug rug fix for the day...






12 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the BOM! It's so pretty. I would not be doing needle turn either! :-)

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  2. Love the BOM quilt you will be working on. It will be fun to watch your progress. Wonderful mug rug, too!

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  3. I've always wanted to do this BOM. However, I have so many projects in the works now. Can't wait to see your first block finished. Hugs.

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  4. Love the BOM! Where did you find it? I agree with the fusible...protect your iron, though or else use an older one just for fusible because it can make such a mess (at least mine does!) Your mug rugs are fun - I've got to make one and post it for you to see! Thank you for sharing!!

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  5. I've done one turned piece--the Alpine Wonder that I just got back from the LA shop. But I also did that one in a class with an incredible and supporting teacher right there. Do that at home? Not likely. I actually really like putting zig-zag applique stuff, so that's my out. I'd do a BOM, but I can't get to my machine easily for 4 months a year..... bummer that.

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  6. LOL. I find your comments about The A Word hilarious after I spent last week complaining and then realizing it wasn't that bad. May I suggest a compromise to fusing (which I find too stiff for a cuddly quilt)? I discovered that if I cut the pattern from a manila folder, I could easily turn the edges with my iron and starch. The pattern pops out easily, leaving a perfect edge-turned applique piece. You could then stitch it down by machine. It is best if you put something to back it like wash-away stabilizer. Try this on a mug rug to see if you like it. I usually use a blanket stitch or a tiny zig zag. You won't be able to tell it wasn't done by hand. I'l bee happy to share some more hints but I think you could prep that whole block using this method in about 30 minutes (maybe I'm exagerating!)

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  7. The quilting on this mug rug really makes it cute! I'm with you about not doing somehting that takes too long. I think you will really enjoy working on this bom quilt and thinking about God as you go.

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  8. Just wanted to let you know I'm following you now.

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  9. The BOM quilt will be gorgeous and a prized possession, I am sure!

    You could work on your BOM during FNSI! LOL


    As usual, I love the mug rug.

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  10. I like the Bible Quilt. If I wasn't already thoroughly over my head in applique, I'd join in ;)
    But I'll just enjoy watching your progress!

    I think this was my favorite mug rug. I like the black & white effect.

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