Friday, January 28, 2011

BOM and RPL

I got all the applique pieces ready for January's Granny's Hankie BOM.

They are all ready to be stitched down. I am going to machine applique them using the freezer paper method.
I had forgotten how much easier it is to use batiks for this style of applique than regular fabric. Plus the block is 16" so the applique pieces are nice and large. It is going to be a fun BOM.
The pattern for this will only be up until the second Saturday in February - when the February block pattern is posted.


My only concern is that the dark green blends into the background too much (it looks a bit better in real life than the picture).

I have been working on the Romanian Point Lace table center (some people were surprised when they saw it that it was bigger than they thought, that is why my hand is in the pictures).

This is the last leaf (the leaves were the hardest to stitch and the ones I hope will look good on the front),

And the last spider web!!
Just a small section left to stitch on a project that I thought would never end!!!

My Romanian Point Lace Tutorial

The talented Jen (from The Quilty Home) is having a giveaway to celebrate her 30th birthday! Check out her fire hula-hooping!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

7 comments:

Mrs A said...

that is really lovely, the fabric reminds me so much of bali, my sister lives there, and the lace is so intricate, you must be very patient!

Ann Marie said...

Wow that is a lot of work. I didn't know people still did that by hand. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Joan said...

My gosh Joanne - you get things done so fast - I cant keep up. Your applique looks great. I do like the look of the BOM - especially those large designs..Mmmm not sure if I can make them - I still have a heap of your blocks to get through - but it does look interesting

Linda said...

I'm glad you put your hand on there for reference because I too thought it was smaller. It's so beautiful! I really like the appliqué block! I see what you mean about the green fabric, but I think it will work fine!

Barb said...

OMG that lace is amazing! beautiful!

Stray Stitches said...

Your lace work is truly amazing! Your applique is going to be very pretty!

Needled Mom said...

Your applique block is lovely and that lasce is still amazing. I'll bet it feels great to be so close to finishing. Yeah!!!