Wednesday, May 30, 2012

BOM Quilt Design

I'm an overachiever.

I'm an overachiever, and I like to take the less-beaten path.



Yes, I am insane.


Insanity, this time, led me to being determined to come up with a unique setting for the Botanical BOM blocks I'm making with the Stitch 'N' Bitch group.

Much easier said than done, obviously, as my mind regarded the blocks with a kind of blank pseudo-interest that said, "I'll make you. You're pretty," and left the blocks in pile in the corner of my mind, nary a quilt top design to be seen. In fact, my mind then went skipping off into making scrappy blocks, no matter how much I tried to rein it in.

And then a light shone in the darkness!

The mail carrier brought me latest Hancock's of Paducah fabric catalog! For a few days, my mental self crouched in a corner clutching the catalog, stroking each page, muttering, "My preciouses..."

I'm pretty sure had I looked into a mirror, I would have been balding and grey, with saucer discs for eyes better suited to a cave-dwelling lemur.

As I stared at the pages, an image advertising a quilt top/kit caught my (saucer) eye. The Women of Courage BOM quilt top made me stop and think.

And then I reached for my laptop.

Botanical BOM Complete Quilt Ver 2

I still need to find two more botanical themed blocks for the lower corners. I also am playing around with the idea of changing out the blocks that comprised that central 'plus sign'. However, I'm sticking with that pop of aqua. The quilt definitely needs it.

We'll see how much this design evolves as I stare at it!


Fabraholic said...

Thats perfect for your blocks! Looks great!

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

I'm with you on the trying to come up with something unique. Perhaps insane but so satisfying when the solution emerges! This is going to be a really great quilt :)

Lynne said...

It looks great!

piecemealquilts said...

Oh yeah, that's gonna work! Some suggestions:
For the center, easy but could look good: The Cotton Boll QAoPP p.61 #9
Other botanicals:
p.70 #4 Mosaic No. 18 aka Old Poinsettia Block
p.82 #12 Framed Bouquet
p.83 #4 Flower Show
p.95 #6 Crown of Thorns and #9 (&11) Flower Pot
p.99 #7 Tumble Weed
p.103 #9 Double Aster and #10 Peony & Forget Me Nots
p.116 #7 Magnolia Bud
p.142 #4 Love in a Mist
p.146 #9 Straw Flowers
p.148 - an assortment of leaves
p.152 - an assortment of trees
p.154 #8 Buckwheat
p.159 #10 Twenty Trees
p.210 #3 Vineyard
p.214-215 - an assortment of flowers
p.217 #9 The Thorny Thicket
...and more, but I'm falling asleep!
*QAoPP = Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns, of course!

Sheila said...

looking great, It is very similar to the women of courage BOM quilt released by Windam, clever of you to incorporate your blocks into this setting.

Carla said...

Oh Wow! This would be amazing to do.

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