Friday, June 28, 2013

BOM's, AQOTM, and a KAL

The end of the month is always a flurry of sewing to catch up on for me!

Here are my Ostrich Block of the Month (BOM) blocks - 

This month was "Stars", I made two 9" Ohio Stars.
Here are all of my blocks so far -

These are my Pieces of Time BOM blocks (7.5" blocks) -

and all of them together (plus the pattern - a long way to go) -

My Art Quilt of the Month (AQOTM) was inspired by all the roses blooming in the garden -

I even used a leaf as a stamp for the quilt (just painted the back of a leaf with gold fabric paint).

It is 6"x8". The rose photo is an altered photo of a rose in the garden, that I printed on fabric. Something different for this month - no beads! That was a challenge for me!

Here are all six AQOTM so far  (hard to believe that half a year has gone by) -

I participated in a mystery Knit-A-Long (KAL) for June from Craftsy. This is the first time I have ever done something like that. It was exciting to get the beautiful skein of yarn in May, and then wonder about what we would be making in June.

It is a lace cowl. The yarn is a silk and mohair blend that is as thin as a hair and floated, plus it was knit on large needles. I have never knit with anything so fine and it was a challenge (one person said she felt like Charlotte spinning her web).

It also had a 16 stitch cable at the start and end of the row which was another challenge - once the instructor added a video on how to do that, things went much smoother for me. Everything was well explained and it was nice to knit along with others.
It is very rewarding to finish something so challenging. It is so soft and light, I look forward to wearing it. If you click on the link, you can see how it can be worn.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Queenie Believe said...

You've been quite busy. Beautiful work!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Heather said...

I've had a lot more confidence with my machine quilting since I did feathers twice after watching and re-watching your tutorials. Working on my Canada Day wall hanging today and it doesn't have feathers but am doing swirls instead. Thanks for the help.

Terri said...

Busy lady! Beautiful blocks.

Raewyn said...

Your blocks are lovely Joanne - and I love the cowl :-) Your art quilts look awesome grouped together - your latest one is gorgeous.
happy sewing-spinning-knitting-embroidering-gardening-and-all-the-rest!

Corina said...

Beautiful projects!

corina said...

LOVE the cowl! I've never seen one with cables as edges. Makes me want to learn how to knit!

Accroquilt said...

Your work is so beautiful. I like to follow what's going on...

Cathy said...

I just love seeing what you are working on. You do such beautiful work. Hugs