Thursday, May 20, 2010

BOM 12!

Finally, here we are at the last block. Has it been 12 months already?!

Now to assemble the quilt; I've got all the 'bits' ready to go, but I've found one minor problem....some of my blocks are a tad smaller than they should be. Most are only a fraction but block 2 is about 3/4" too small. It means a fair bit of 'easing' but hopefully any little wobbles in the sashing eases out by the time its quilted. You can see the puckered sashing in the top row, near the legs of the coffee table...

(not enough room on my lounge room floor, so all the blocks are a bit squashed up)

Which won't be for a little while as I still need to quilt Summer Wind, and finish Port-de-France. So much for my old method of only ever having one project on the go at a time! The main reason I keep putting off the quilting is that I hate spending money on batting...silly, I know.

I made my first fabric sale yesterday. It's safe to admit there was a bit of squealing and jumping going on in my house. I expect business to start slowly, but each little bit of progress is so exciting.


Kylie said...

Your last block looks great Kate. I am still waiting for mine to arrive but have all the other blocks up to date and have started on the centre block as well. I think the quilt is going to be huge by the time it is finished. I will have to check to see if any of my blocks are a tad small. Kylie xx

Thelma said...

Congratulations on your first should frame it, like brick and mortar shops do with the first dollar they make! Good Luck, I hope you have many many more orders in your future!

I've yet to make single block from that BOM, so you're way ahead of me!!

Unknown said...

Now they are beautiful blocks ! Huge congratulations on your first of many orders .

Lynda said...

It's going to be such a beautiful quilt. I used to hate buying batting too until I started buying it by the roll - large expense up-front but much more economical in the long-run.