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Block of the Month - December

Vegegrow

Re: Block of the Month - December
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2017, 20:14:46 PM »
All looking fabulous ladies.. I'm well behind on the BOM ''s and looking at my work schedule I don't think I'll be catching up as we go away just after Christmas and I have a lot of peeps who have suddenly arrived with curtain orders they want for Christmas  :S
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

Iminei

Re: Block of the Month - December
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2017, 08:51:39 AM »
And first past the post for Decembers entry into the  BOM HOF is ....

the new filly on the block, KENORA ...

With a lovely choice of fabrics off you go, the BOM HOF is thataway .....

:angel:

Hard on her heels, a true stayer in the BOM field ....

the ever reliable, MALI

You know the way hon, the BOM HOF awaits ....

 :angel:

and coming up fast in this 3 way photo finish, SANDRA

with some beautiful batiks as befits an African Queen,  Off you pop, into the BOM HOF you go ...

 :angel:
« Last Edit: December 02, 2017, 08:53:12 AM by Iminei »
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Ploshkin

Re: Block of the Month - December
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2017, 13:26:22 PM »
Yay!  Here is my 12th BOM.
I really don't have many bright fabrics - this fabric says char lady more than African queen and I think the pattern on the main body is too dominant.  It was a fabric I had in a pack of fat quarters and I used all the rest.  I really couldn't think of anything I'd want to use this one for.

Thank you so much Iminei for doing the BOMS.  I resolved that I would only use fabrics I already had (and I only have leftovers - no stash).  It has been a really good exercise in choosing colours and there are some blocks that I will probably use again.  I like the arrowhead block and the trade winds one particularly.  It has been really enjoyable doing these along with other people and seeing their choices.
Life's too short for ironing.

Iminei

Re: Block of the Month - December
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2017, 13:32:46 PM »
this fabric says char lady more than African queen and I think the pattern on the main body is too dominant

Au contraire Plosh Au contraire!
I think the fabric is perfect and the fussy cutting just right.

She looks magnificent and Congratulations to you!

Run off into the BOM HOF now......

 :angel:
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Kenora

Re: Block of the Month - December
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2017, 14:10:17 PM »
The fabric looks great, Ploshkin, and the "swirls" on her turban give an extra dimension to the whole design.  :)
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

Ploshkin

Re: Block of the Month - December
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2017, 14:25:59 PM »
Actually, Kenora, I just noticed the swirls on the turban on the thumbnail pic before I read your comment.  They were entirely unintentional although I did try the two bits of fabric both ways and thought it looked better that way.
Life's too short for ironing.

maliw

Re: Block of the Month - December
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2017, 16:54:45 PM »
That's lovely Ploshkin, well done on number 12.
At leisure on the leisure penninsula

Lowena

Re: Block of the Month - December
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2017, 17:21:58 PM »
I think the figure looks a bit like he Genie of the Lamp... very seasonal  :D
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Pearl

Re: Block of the Month - December
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2017, 20:32:04 PM »
So despite my children not knowing what it was supposed to be, here is my block.

Ploshkin

Re: Block of the Month - December
« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2017, 20:47:51 PM »
Love the batik
Life's too short for ironing.

Kenora

Re: Block of the Month - December
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2017, 21:18:09 PM »
Beautiful block, Pearl - my DH couldn't see the lady either, even after I'd told him where to look!  :S
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

Vegegrow

Re: Block of the Month - December
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2017, 21:20:57 PM »
wow you lot are fair rattling along making these December BOM's
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

Iminei

Re: Block of the Month - December
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2017, 08:24:47 AM »
Just wanted to mention that this gloriously easy block comes to us courtesy of an internet friend of mine, Catherine Lane who lives in South Africa. I spotted this gorgeous quilt in her photos



and just had to know what it was.

She generously drew up and sent me a pic of the block with measurements and a TSP block was created!!!
So thank you to Catherine xxx

I tested this block out on my friend, Jane, who made it on her brand spanky new  Atelier 5 and created this ....



It measures a perfect 10" too!!! GRRRRRR!!!
« Last Edit: December 03, 2017, 13:45:30 PM by Iminei »
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Iminei

Re: Block of the Month - December
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2017, 08:25:37 AM »
Beautiful Block Pearl, you know Im a sucker for batiks!!!

Run off into the BOM HOF honey ....

 :angel:
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maliw

Re: Block of the Month - December
« Reply #29 on: December 03, 2017, 09:29:30 AM »
Love the batik Pearl, another square well done.I think I may just have to make another block if I can find some batik - I've got some somewhere (got quite a bit - just where is it?) Mutter mutter -------
At leisure on the leisure penninsula