Friday, December 19, 2014

Vice Versa BOM ~ Finished!

Whew!  I finished my first block of the month with a mere couple hours to spare!  It isn't like I didn't have plenty of time to finish this quilt.  That is if I had started earlier!

First of all, I loved making each of the blocks in this quilt.  I really enjoyed my first BOM experience and hope to do this again.  

Last year, Anne Marie at Gen X Quilters announced the Vice Versa BOM.  It looked intriguing and fun so I decided I would jumped in!  I could handle two blocks a month.  

The hardest part for me was deciding my colors.  In the end I went with some special hand dyed fabrics that my daughter dyed for me.  They had been sitting in my stash for far too long and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to use them.

9" blocks
Let me tell you about the quilting.  I thought I would throw caution to the wind and do a little free motion quilting.  Believe me, I was stressed about that!  With good reason too! My plan was to stipple the blocks.  Side to side, end to end.  I did just that on the center blocks. Seemed easy enough.  Until I turned it over and saw it looked HORRIBLE!  Since I rarely FMQ, it didn't occur to me to check the back.  Now I know.  Lesson learned.  I spent 3-4 nights ripping out the stitches hoping I would be done in time.  

I wasn't going to let that stop me from trying it again!  Come hell or high water...I was going to FMQ and finish this quilt!   

The second try was so much better.  I felt good about this go around.  Checked, checked, and double checked the stitching.  To be honest, the stippling isn't perfect.  I crossed over a couple times, the stitches are certainly not perfect to say the least!  

Last night I finished sewing the binding and threw it in the wash.  After pulling it out of the drier...I was giddy with joy at the results!  It's amazing how a good crinkle can hide the inconsistency of my stitches!

Not bad!  I love the colors, love the blocks and love the quilting!

I did a little stippling, a little straight line and a little finger (?) quilting.

Thank you Anne Marie!  I loved this BOM and you were the perfect hostess!  



  1. I LOVE this quilt! Your fabric choices are fabulous and the quilting! Oh all of that crinkly goodness is awesome! Congratulations on a beautiful finish!!

  2. What a wonderful quilt, I really, really love these colours!

  3. Quilts like this have NEARLY convinced me to give solids a try :) lovely!

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    1. Thank you Jenny! Maybe I will bring it to 'Show & Tell' next month!

  5. Looks great! I've also learned my lesson about not checking the BACK of the quilt whilst FMQ... now I check it every few minutes "JUST IN CASE!"

    Well done!!!

  6. Such gorgeous colors. Awesome quilting. Great job! Nadine Willis

  7. Hi Jayne! You made fantastic quilt! Beautiful colours and blocks and I love the diagonal layout! Merry Christmas! x Teje

  8. My enjoyment of this BOM has been vicarious, but enjoy it I have. Lovely finish!

  9. Simply gorgeous! I absolutely love your choice of colors, and the quilting is pretty awesome.

  10. LOVE the way you combined the stippling with the straight lines and the "fingers" quilting. Your quilt came out so beautifully! The mint background color is surprising but absolutely lovely! Job well done.

  11. that quilting looks fab. Free motion or straight line it's all great texture. Learn from each quilt, enjoy the doing and move on to the next. Great aqua color as the neutral. So dynamic. LeeAnna at not afraid of color


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