Friday, 30 September 2016

September One Block Wonder- Rainbow Stacks

This month's One Block Wonder with Upstairs Hobby Room is a paper pieced block called Rainbow Stacks.
I decided to make mine up in a cushion in colours matching the July Block I made into a table runner for her.
Because her runner had a white background and a black and white print in it, I chose those as my 2 framing fabrics. I think they worked well, and is very different to the original, so shows how a lighter frame works.  A border would show the block better, but I had already reached the size I wanted for the cushion

My mother loves her cushion and it does go well with her runner, despite being a very different pattern.
Below is the runner made from Sandy's  Brilliant Clusters pattern
The back of the cushion is the same as the border fabric on the table runner.
I have enjoyed the Block of the month with Upstairs Hobby Room, and have made some lovely things over that time.
Thanks to Sandy for her hard work hosting this and for providing the patterns. Also thanks to the sponsors, especially Zipit, who I received some lovely zips from.
I am joining in with the linky for this month's block.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

One Block Wonder BOM for August- X-Boxed

I have been doping these block of the months, designed and shared by Sandy at Upstairs Hobby Room,  all year.
This month I decided to use and unusual fabric line Dapper by Luke Haynes for Moda. It is masculine but with pink and purple fabrics included. Mens shoes, and spectacles are amongst the fabric s in the line.
I chose to do a 5 block quilt as in her quilt for May- May Flowers.
I plan to put a row of the X's at the top and bottom,  but it is again a busy month, and I haven't had time to finish the quilt but it is at the top of my list. I don't like to leave these BOMs unfinished at the end of a month, but will have to for this one.
Rather than miss the parade of blocks on Upstairs Hobby Room Blog I will add my photo of the main part of the quilt.

I am joining the link up on the blog