Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Amitie BOM Bring Me Flowers

This is my third Amitie Textiles BOM and, as much as I loved the quirky random lunacy of the Gypsy Wife, my mind does love symmetry and pattern and order.  The Circle Game BOM gave me that.  And Bring Me Flowers is doing the same.  It's quirky and fun and original - like all of Jen Kingwell's BOMs - but it is neat and tidy and ordered and hence my A type mind is now in BOM heaven.


Month 2 brought Drunkard's Path flower blocks.  These blocks are 8" finished so each flower head is in a 4" square so those quarter circles are in a 2" square.  In my stupid mind, I had thought it would be possible to machine piece those quarter and half square circles nesting within 2" squares.  Much swearing and unpicking later, I realised that Danielle had the answer in a comment on Instagram.  They should be appliqu├ęd using the same method I used for the centre circles in month 1.  Here Jen would interject that they should be hand pieced but let me fess up right now that I don't have the hand piecing skills or inclination so I am muddling through and cheating on the hand piecing element of this BOM.


And so, quick as a flash and in between doing my accounts which is a very boring job and requires distraction, I cut out cereal boxes and aluminium foil and cut fabric and wrapped and pressed then appliqued and those blocks were done and dusted, leaving a little time over for one bonus block made up of little hexagon flowers in Liberty lawns.


And for those of you who are doing this BOM and wondering why my blocks look different to yours, I like to mix the fabrics Jen sends with my own fabrics just for fun.  

20 comments:

  1. It's brilliant, the whole thing will look great.

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  2. I love them, particularly the hexy flowers!

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  3. So pretty, and all for cheating if it looks that good!

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  4. Oh they look gorgeous Lynne! I must admit I'm slightly freaked out by hand piecing this months blocks :o)

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  5. So beautiful! I really what to do one of these BOM's...maybe next year.

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  6. Really gorgeous....I am doing this BOM too....I am inspired to get my month 1 blocks done so I can get to those cuteys :)

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  7. I love these flower blocks, yours is gorgeous! I just did baby carriage block for Green Tea and sweet beans that is quite similar. I was able ti machine piece it and it worked! I used my curvemaster machine foot which helped soooo much. It was fiddly though ;)

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  8. Very cool blocks...love the backgrounds with the flowers and the shapes.

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  9. Wow - those are awesome Lynne!

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  10. Love love love these blocks!
    Amanda

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  11. Cool flowers, both round and hexed

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  12. Well, I don't call that cheating. Cheating is ugly and these blocks are certainly NOT!

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  13. Erm I thought this BOM was All about hand piecing?? But I like the way you break out and do your own thing!

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  14. Beautiful..love the colours against your texture background.

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  15. Looks great- enjoy your symmetry (are you a bit of a control freak!!?!). ;o)

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  16. It looks brilliant! Love the mix of colours.

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  17. these flower blocks look beautiful

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