Every month there were 2 blocks to make. Vice Versa ~ opposites. When I started this project I knew I wanted to use hand dyed fabric. The beautiful aqua blue background is a Bella Cotton. Picking the fabrics was the hardest part and I certain was on the fence about the colors at first. After a few blocks it grew on me!
Last week I decided it was high time to assemble the quilt top. Nearly ever fiber in me was screaming to finish this differently from the pattern. You know ~ just to be different. Not just that though. I have never ever made a square quilt. For some reason they make me uncomfortable. I've come to the conclusion it's because in my mind I am not 'square'...I'm 'rectangle'! I know!!! How crazy is that?!
In the end I decided since this was my year of firsts, I was going square! Follow the directions. Play along!
As I was sitting sewing last night, I looked over at this quilt draped over the rail. I was struck by the crispness of the rich, dark hand dyed fabrics against the background. I think that was the point (finally) that I knew I picked the right combination of colors. How about that? It only took a year!
I still have to baste and quilt it. I haven't decided on the quilting design yet, but I know it will come to me. Eventually. First I need to decide on the backing fabric. I believe I will dye some fabric for that. So, I had better hop to it!
This quilt will end up 57" x 57" and they are 9" blocks.
So, have you done a BOM?
Do you love them?
I would love to do another one, so if anyone has any ideas I would love to hear from you!