time to restart my 2017 BOM! Life kinda got in the way shortly
after I started this BOM. Life does that at times. But
things have settled and it's time to get busy again. My plan is
to reintroduce blocks 1-4 two per month, then resume at normal speed
(one per month) in June when block 5 will be
introduced. I'm also changing the applique just a bit by
doing coordinating Sundrop Critter applique blocks in addition to the
silhouette patterns. I'll let you choose which to use in your
project and how you want to use them.
my kitten and puppy BOMs, this one is a combination of piecing and
applique. This time, however, the appliques are on separate
blocks. If you absolutely, positively do not like applique, you
can substitute a simple pieced block. But these appliques are
simple silhouettes, so I hope you'll give them a try.
patterns will include cutting measurements for 6" and 12" blocks for
the pieced blocks, and the projects have different layout designs for
each size. Of course, you're welcome to come up with your own
latout design. In the illustrations, the rotary cutter represents
pieced blocks and the threaded needle represents applique blocks.
Both designs work well as 2 or 3 color (light, medium and dark)
quilts or as scrappy quilts with light and dark colors that contrast
well. If making a 2-color quilt, choose a second dark for the
medium. I'm using a pale cream and an assortment of reds (pulled
from my fabric stash) to distinguish this BOM from the pink kitten and
blue puppy BOMs. But I think this BOM would look wonderful in
blues, so when time allows, I'll also be making the
blocks in white and an assortment of blues.
You can find more details about layouts and yardage requirements on my blog (scroll down to the entry
for March 1).
of the blocks in this BOM use flying geese units. My block
instructions show the method of making these one at a time, as this is
generally the best method when using scraps. But there are
several other methods for making multiple units. If you decide to
use just two or three fabrics in your For the Birds project, you might
like one of these methods better. I've posted links to several
sites that provide instructions for these alternate methods on my blog (scroll
down to the posts for March 2 and 4). I'll add more updated
tutorials as I find them.
Wall quilt layout using 6" pieced blocks and 4" applique
blocks. Sahing can be added between blocks or rows to make the
quilt wider or longer or both.
Throw size quilt using 12" blocks. Appliques could replace some
of the 9-patch cornerstones.