Sunday, May 04, 2014

ABC for Ewe and Me


 I am really enjoying the BOM that is going on this year at The Quilt Show.  They go pretty fast so I have lots of time to work on other projects while I wait for the next months instructions and the video that shows how to do the new technique that is the new months block.  I am using scraps to do this and keep it all in a Art Bin so I can reuse some of the scraps in future blocks to tie it all together in the end.  There is a really nice mix of piecing and applique in this and opportunity to try many different techniques.  All of the applique has been done with Steam-A-Seam Lite then I am using a button hole stitch to go around them after.  I am having lots of fun picking different colors of thread for each one to really accentuate the letters.  I am a little behind with all the borders, but knowing it will only take me an evening of sewing and I will be all caught up has me procrastinating I suppose.  I also need to stitch around the letters ‘e’ and ‘J’, which will be easier to do before I add the borders.  I originally thought I might give this to my Grandson, but I am starting to fall in love with it and don’t know if I will be able to let it go in the end…time will tell.

There is still lots of time to catch up if you are looking for a fun project, though The Quilt Show does require a yearly membership fee of $40, but they have wonderful hour long videos that come out about every 2 weeks and lots of sharing of patterns and other quilty tidbits.  There is a forum for chatting with other quilters and so much more.  I think I have belonged for at least 5 years now and look forward to each new video that comes out.  Once you pay your membership you can watch past episodes too so that will keep you busy for a very long time.

now I know my ABC’s