Saturday, 29 January 2011

Amitie BOM - phew, I'm up to date

Having started this BOM on the sewing machine, I soon gave up and conceded defeat - these fiddly little curved pieces really need to be hand sewn.  With two days to spare, I am up to date as I have all seven circles pieced and inset into their grey dotty surrounds.  I also have a hole in the middle finger on my right hand - I really need to learn to use a thimble.  Here are my favourite six of the seven circles - I have also used this BOM as a chance to play with fabrics, patterns and colours.  This really makes no sense as a lot of the price of the BOM is in the wonderful fabrics Amitie send us but I figure I can always use those in future projects.  For the moment, I seem to be drawn to bright pink and chartreuse for this quilt.  Be honest, does it look wonderful or a bit too much?

My creation

24 comments:

  1. well of course it looks wonderful. I do think that I would off set these blocks with a solid or solid like fabric so that your eye has a place to rest...but I'm not sure how you are putting these all together.

    I think my favorite one is the bottom middle!

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  2. wowza Lynne, these are fabtastic ... I thought I liked the bottom row middle one best but now I'm being steadily seduced by all of them ... Lovely work (one day I'll take on curves for real!)

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  3. wow, lynne, youre blocks look awesome! you're really 'courageous' to use to use all those strong, bold fabrics together with the gorgeous dots - and i mean it in the most positive way! {'cause i'm a chicken when it comes to that}. I love how the pinks and others sparkle...!

    p.s. in case you haven't seen my answer on flickr: if you want me to make you a header & help with your blog layout, just mail me, i'll happily assist you!

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  4. They are all wonderful Lynne, but I love the symmetry and color contrast of the top middle one the best of all! I'm sure you are learning a lot about color, value and design by using your own fabric choices too!

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  5. They are fantastic....that chartreuse always takes the sweetness out of the pink
    (sweet is not my thing)....making it all wonderful. Is it to much??? No way!

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  6. I think they all look wonderful, I'm like you I have to change something, I never keep to the original.
    Absolutely definitely not too much, they are all fabulous.

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  7. For hand sewing I use little plastic sticker things- "Needle Grip it" more traction on the needle and less blood!

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  8. definitely wonderful! I can't get along with thimbles but like those stick on circles - they stay on really well and save you no end of pain!

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  9. I'm usually into pastels myself ;) but these don't look too much at all, the grey tones down the brights. They look amazing!! i really like that you're using your own fabrics, I've always been a little turned off BOMs because they take away the fabric choice. I use the stick on circles or even a bandaid helps.

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  10. i really love the last two blocks!

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  11. These look so cool--but then I like crazy print combos. I think the pinks really offset the grays well too.

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  12. Gasp. Sigh. I cannot pick a favourite. You're doing an incredible job on these.

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  13. Elizabeth Jackson30 January 2011 12:38

    A little bit too much? More like a lot too much, are people's comments just polite?

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  14. The more pink and green you add the better it will be. I think they look great. You are doing a grand job. I am not being polite but telling the truth.
    Shirley.x

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  15. Lovely new header! And still in awe over those amazing blocks!

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  16. I am doing this BOM as well, and it is wonderful to see how other people are putting the colours together. I am finding it a bit challenging, since I decided to piece it by hand with paper piecing, but I trust that Jennifer knows what she is doing!

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  18. Now Chartreuse is named after the green liqueur that the chartreuse monks make up in the chartreuse mountains that I can see from my bed that has the fab Penguin quilt on. Now how's that for a coincidence?

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  19. Hi - trust me the finished quilt is amazing and wonderful - I have held it in store as Amitie is my not so local but fav place to get fabrics.

    There is only one rule that I like with quilts - 10 fabrics are wrong and 101 are about right - else they are nana quilts - now that will draw some wroth of quilters.

    Alakazam made me do it - honest...

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  20. What a fabulous quilt. I'm in awe.

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  21. wonderful. Definitely wonderful! Especially with the grey borders.

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  22. its over the top and i love it!! i think thats the whole point with amitie bom's, dont you?
    bravo

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