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We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.
This week's link-up is at the bottom of the post.
Happy Monday! This week for BOM work, I attacked the applique work on my "Garden Friends" set. The three blocks I pieced last month now look like this, along with the two all-applique blocks. (nothing is stitched down yet)
instead of last month's point:
The B&B block still gets butterflies, but the wings weren't ready to be attached yet.
They are 3D, but instead of just fabric flaps, I wanted to make them with batting and quilting. I layered the fabric right-sides-together on top of some batting scrap and sewed on the traced line.
When I cut them out, first I cut the batting as close as possible to the stitches, then the fabric about 3/16 out, with notches cutting to the stitches at the inside angles.
Flipped them right side out, zig-zagged the body edges shut and flatter, and then quilted them.
I drew lines with the blue water soluble pen, so when I finished making them, they were all damp from being spritzed to erase the marks. They have to be dry to fuse the bodies over them onto the block. That'll be a bit tricky, too, because I used a metallic ribbon thread that will melt if I iron it. I'll have to fussy-fuse them with my tiny Clover craft iron, at least enough to let me be able to blanket stitch the body without losing the wings. :)
Isabeau loves the box I use for this project SO MUCH - I don't know how she knows it's this box and not another, but she comes running from whatever part of the house to claim it whenever I get it out of the cupboard. Funny girl!
And I have to share: One of Navarre's favorite positions is his "Nyan Cat" pose. Cracks me up the way it looks like he's flying across the sky - and he not only lets us make "poptarts" on him, but he leaves them there quite contentedly. Not sure how he's channeling a cat character he's never seen. . . ;D
(P.S. - Wow! 6 people and 3 cats can destroy the hallway carpeting in no time flat. It is once again vacuumed nice and clean.)
So, hey! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving Week if you're here in the U.S., and let us know if you've done any BOM work lately!