Tuesday, 1 June 2010

It’s June! That means a new block for my BoM

Wow….this year is totally spooking me out. Either I am just very much lost in what I am doing and not thinking about the time or it really is just going fast.
Here is my number 6 block for my Flirting With Flowers BOM. I love the little snail :)
Block 6 - Snowdrop Tickles (Small)
Number 5 block Flitting About is now available for purchase from my Etsy Shop.
Block 1 BOM 2010 Block 2 BOM 2010 copyBlock 3 BOM 2010 a[14]
Block 1 Block 2 Block 3
Block 4 - Fluttering By[18] Block 5 - Flitting About small
Block 4 Block 5
Last week a few of us Gumnut sisters decided to have a little swap amongst us. We used Fiona’s gorgeous pattern ‘Florentine Doily’ and then we all got a name to send our doily to. We had such fun and I got Joy’s gawjus doily
May 2010 157[3]
and Dawn got mine.
I love these doilys and Fiona has the pattern available still from her blog.
Also later on today the Among the Gum Trees will have a freebie for June. It’s our lovely Dawn’s turn to give a special project to everyone, so pop on over and have a read of the newsletter and grab the pattern for June….its Ab Fab! I love it.
A date has been set for my son’s wedding! Yay….I am so excited and so we are off to Western Australia in October for a couple of weeks for his wedding. I can hardly wait, but I have to as I got the wedding quilt to finish.
Yesterday I was in a bit of a tizz, because I cut out all the triangle shapes from the two fabrics and sewed them together to form the next border and it was wayyyyyyy too big!!
What???? yes…I had the right amount of triangles….yes they were all around the right way……Mmmm…. I then unpicked them all…..some call it reverse sewing!
Then I cut the shape a bit smaller and recut all the triangles.
Sewed one lot together and Yay…\o/ \o/ happy dance happened!
It fit across the quilt just right! The magazine that it was published in, printed the shape too big.
Anyway its all go go again. That episode took a whole day…Grrrrrrrrrrr. Actually I didn’t swear, so how good am I?
Hugs to all………Vicki

23 lovely people said....:

Barb said...

Your blocks are just lovely, you certainly have a talent...


Well--I have the next block--as to when it will get done?????
don't ya hate it when a pattern is wrong--but it does happen and so we just have to laugh and redo!!!
Hugs, Di

Graciela said...

Hi Vicky !!!!!!!!thanks for you blockthis is beautiful
kisses for you

clare's craftroom said...

Oh Vicki your blocks just get lovelier ! All the doilies are so good !

Ondrea said...

Thanks for this month's BOM Vicki. I am ready to trace it this afternoon ready to stich and applique. *Big grin* Love those doilies.

Kim D. said...

Another beautiful block Vicki!! Those doilies are so pretty, lucky you. Sorry you had to unpick or I call it rip-it. Just what the frog says. Glad it all worked out for you.

Leeanne said...

Wow I thought last months was the best so far, this is hard work!Cute, cute, cute.

sandra said...

Love this new block - goodness I'm getting behind, better get moving on the last one!!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vicki,
Ohhh, another gorgeous BOM design.
Thank you so much.
I'm glad your border turned out ok.
I would have cried and sworn for sure! lol Not as patient as you.

Hoorah, for you going to Western Australia in October.

Karen's Korner said...

Another lovely block to the collection. Well done...cute little snail.

barb's creations said...

As usual,beautiful and inspiring creativity.Love the new block :) Barb.

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Vicki! :-)

Where do I start?!! First of all - WOW to your new BOM... fabulous! It's looking great, can't wait to see it all pieced together - stunning! And sweetie I am SO proud of you for not swearing with your triangles! LOL... I think my sewing area would have been blue for sure! LOL

Exciting times ahead!!!

Love and hugs! Vikki xoxoxo :-)

teresa said...

Another gorgeous block... Thanks Vicki! Glad you worked out the border for the quilt.. how frustrating though to waste a whole day!!!

Allie said...

I KNOW - this year is almost half through, can you believe it??? Vicki, I love love love the new block - the snail is darling - the fabric you used for your leaves, are those polka dots? They look like dew drops, perfect for your leaves.

Yay for weddings!!! Not yay for wrong printings, lol! How could you keep from saying bad words - I would have wadded it up and gone shopping for a toaster. You are far more patient than I am!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Beautiful block and that little snail is adorable...

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Oh hun, what a drama!! Your poor wee fingers with all that upicking! {{{hugs}}} That quilt will have some stories to tell one day. :-)
Love the new block - and you know I adore snails.

KaHolly said...

Thanks for the new block. When I downloaded it, I checked to make sure it 'went' and discovered that block #5 didn't download correctly, so I guess I'm heading over to your Etsy shop. I HATE Windows 7 with a growing passion! ~karen

Little Green Doll said...

Thank you for block 6, it's very beautiful!!

Loralynn said...

Love the new block! Can't wait to see the wedding quilt!

Tracey said...

Just love the blocks, The snail add that little extra touch to it, How great

Take care

Bluebell said...

Hi Vicky, these blocks are really lovely, how do I get No.6 I can't find where to download it, am I being thick?

Ozjane said...

This is the only block I am missing and I cannot see it on Etsy nor can I work out how to download it from here. Moggie says I am not very bright.

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