Friday, 4 January 2013

Sugar Block Club - BOM January 2013









This morning I started with my 1st block for the Sugar Block Club called Snow Blossom.  I have to admit that it was rather tricky and I had to use my seam ripper quite a few times.  Those corners are a real test, but I got it done and I am very happy with the result.  The block should be 12.5" but mine is slightly smaller.  Not by much so if need be I can make this bock again, but I doubt that it will be a big issue.

I fussy cut the flower print fabric to try and blend in with the pink and yellow.  Some of the petals on the flowers are hidden in the seam because of the seam allowance, but at least you can still see the flower.

For this BOM quilt, I am not going to stick to a certain colour or type of fabric, but decided to use scraps and what I already have in my stash.


If you wish to see the other blocks I made so far click HERE.
If you want to join in on the fun, click HERE.

Happy quilting.

17 comments:

sherry said...

i like this flower star block

Marelize Ries said...

Thank you Sherry..

Kerrie Porter said...

I ordered the fat quarter bundle....hopefully it will be here soon!

Katherine said...

Very pretty! Love the fussy cutting - really adds to the block.

Marelize Ries said...

Thank you Katherine.

Sharron Keck said...

I especially like the flower fabric - good color combination!

The domestic Groove said...

Very pretty. You do lovely work.

Elizabeth said...

I'm a big fan of fussy cutting to add character to my quilts. I love what you did with the flowers!

Angela Welch said...

It's never fun to use the seam ripper, but if I don't, I usually regret it! You did a great job- and the fussy cut flowers are just perfect.

heart of charnwood said...

This looks fabulous, and a great way to stash bust. Getting those squares to match up is really difficult, i just did 6 similar blocks for a bee, and it was tough going- i found if I joined the seams with a bigger stitch length (just a bit either side) i got the best matches, and if it didn't work they were easier to remove. If they did match, you can then use your regular stitch across the block to secure it. Visiting from P&J Monday Link Up. Ange

Marelize Ries said...

Thanks so much for your advice!! I will definitely use it, it makes a lot of sense. Thanks for topping by ♥

Marelize Ries said...

I agree about ripping out mistakes, what's the point in making something if its not 'right'... Thanks for stopping by.

ratama said...

I love your fabric! So shiny and bright

SM RE said...

What a nice set of fabrics! I am doing this BOM too. I think your corners turned out very well! You certainly got your points to connect in the perfect spot, I think my star ended up sort floating there, lol.

You should also share this on BOM's Away (if you go to my profile you can find there link from my posting the same block, lol)

Marelize Ries said...

Thank you :-)

Beth said...

The fussy cut flowers look great!

Lisa said...

So bright and springy! I love the colors.

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