And so the new Amitie BOM Bring Me Flowers (which in my head is You Don't Bring me Flowers) has kicked off (places still available if you email the shop on email@example.com). This is my third Amitie BOM and is a bit of a mystery as I haven't seen a full image of the final quilt yet but Jen Kingwell is a quilt designing superhero so I know I will love it. Month one in these BOMs is always an easy one to lull you into a false sense of security. This month came with instructions that this is a hand pieced BOM but I ignored that. Working backwards from the blocks being 8", each square would be 4" so each smaller square would be 2" which gave me what I needed to know to cut and piece the windmill blocks on the machine.
I did the same kind of calculation for the corner sections. And then came the tricky bit - small applique circles (I drew around the base of an Aurifil spool) and bias strip stems (3/8" wide).
So I enlisted some online help from Sarah Fielke to make both the miniature applique circles:
... and the bias tape and hey presto, month 1 of the BOM is done and under my belt without too many tears.
If you want to learn more from Sarah, check out her Craftsy class here: