Sunday, November 13, 2011

Another Block of the Month Finish

This weekend has so far been spent finalising my colourway, and producing Block One of a brand new BOM by Kristin MacDonald over at KMAC Quilts (check my side bar and one day I will learn to insert links).  After a bit of harassing friendly encouragement from me, she has agreed to make her patterns available... as they come... so maybe not a true BOM, or rather a "Block of the When I Get It Finished" programme.  So block one is available to download if you are interested.  Her inspiration has been both Baltimore Album quilts as well as The Day of the Dead festival... an interesting combination and will see some of her designs having skulls and things amongst the foliage.  Not being much of a skull person... I am going to go with the flow and see what happens.

It took me a while to decide on a colour scheme, as Kristin is into her solids, and
I thought I may go the same way as a homage to her design, but I don't know, those
prints just kept wanting to join the party... result... actually none of the fabrics are

Now I must confess that my block is not 100% accurate to the pattern - firstly due to one of my flowers/stems being placed wrong awkwardly so that the top of the stem showed, instead of being hidden under the flower.  Solution, add another circle under the inner circle to cover it up.  Once I'd done that, it sort of made sense to follow it through to the centre of the block... which I then did.  All in all, very happy.  Now, I wonder what has happened to Block Two?


  1. This is pretty! I love your prints and colors. The added circle solution actually looks really terrific. Nice to see you at BOMs Away :D

  2. Suz I love it! It's so interesting to see that block in a different choice of fabrics with different placements. Thanks for the "friendly harassment". I'm setting up the next block now, so I should have it on my blog within the next week.

    Let me know if there is anything about the pattern that could be easier/better/more convenient! I think I don't have my email attached to when I leave comments, but you know my email!

  3. Not 100% like pattern is good - makes it yours uniquely. So pretty!