Well we are passed the half way mark in June and I thought I would check in and see how everyone is making out with their June "Topographical Quilt" blocks? I know from checking in with our FaceBook group that a few blocks are being made.....
I would love to hear how it's going and your thoughts on this months block!
I worked hard to get my quilt done so that I could share it with you all today...finishing up the hand stitching on the binding just the other day, and I couldn't be happier with the final quilt!!
Which, if you read the previous BOM post....you already know I wasn't totally thrilled with my pattern at first....until I found the right fabric combination and block layout....
one of our sponsors this month,
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this amazing quilt happened....
Here are the yummy colours I used...
Clover, Shamrock, Aloe Verde, Sprout, Emerald City, Kelly Green, Putting Green, Tiffany Box, Neon,
Turks&Caicos, Notting Hill, Blue Skies, Cove, Bora Bora, Proud as a Peacock, Riviera...
I am missing a few names, but this should be enough to get your search started...
And a little bit of info on the binding too....
I am really loving the wider binding....so I cut mine at 4.25" and stitch at 5/8". It gives a thicker binding, which I love the look of, and it gives me extra room when quilting to have the pantos stopped within a 1/2" or so space. (1/4" on quilt sandwich and 1/4" batting and backing) I talked about this in my last post too with some pictures here.
The digital pantograph pattern is called Malachite, and it was a perfect choice!!
I used Omni Thread in a Teal, which really pops on the navy backing!!💚💙💚
Now if greens and blues aren't your "cup of tea" as they say.....
How about this bright combo....
I used Millefiori in Blue, Purple and orange on the back; Bubbles in green, pink, yellow, orange, and red; Hexi in yellow on the back; Lily's Linen in orange on the back.
It's a mix of Basically Patrick prints from RJR Fabrics
It's made with the same block pattern, I just reverse the colour order for 2 of the blocks, and laid them out to form a circle/square or square/cirlce, ;)!!
I'm loving the pillow making these days ... and I found a tutorial on Sew Mama Sew
for adding a hidden zipper
There is something so satisfying about starting and finishing a project in a day or two,
it just feels so good.....
and a great excuse to dig into my zippers from
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Well that's it for me....now it's your turn.....
If you haven't started your block(s) yet, hope this inspires you to get started.
If you are new and didn't even know about the BOM. You can find this month's pattern here.
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This months link up will be June 30- July 7
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Happy Sewing everyone!!!