Wednesday, January 6, 2016

2016 - skill building BOM

I have found a very nice Skill Builder BOM (actually this is the name as well) at Pile o'Fabric, which was offered in 2013 for free. I downloaded the instructions minimum a year ago, but did not have the time to start - now I did. I really like my color scheme (in reality they are more fresh, especially the limegreen). The quilt is 20 blocks, both the piecing and the freemotion quilting is explained very well. 
I mostly follow the instructions, but I changed the background filler to a more organic one - I think it was a mistake, but since it is a skill builder I do not mind. And the batting is a superpuffy one (200), I bought it 2-3 years ago when I did not know which one is good, and I thought the bigger the better. Well, at least I am using all of it up, and it is going to be a warm winter quilt to watch tv in the lazy weekend mornings. I already pieced 6 and quilted 3.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Christmas reloaded

House Warming Party II

I disapperared for a while, because I changed my position in my workplace and decided to pass an exam which helps me in my new one. So I studied quite a lot from end of September till 19th December, when I attended the last of the 4 rounds of the exam. I received the results on New Year's Eve and it was a perfect closing for 2015, because I received the pass for all the 4 rounds, so I am quite happy (the exam only goes like failed/passed, so pass means happiness).
And then my holidays began: Christmas preparations, family visits and such, but I managed to put together a new Christmas present for my mum: the copy of my Xmas quilt. Mine is still not quilted, but hers yes -  a very simple stitch in the ditch for the side ones and a starry wiggle for the middle. Not the most sophisticated, but the quilt quite busy, so I opted for simplicity. The colours are quite strange, in reality it is deep Xmas red and green. The design is called House Warming Party by Vicky Bellino by Bloom Creek.