26 August, 2011

Sew Mama Sew BOM

I finally caved and started following along with the Sew Mama Sew 'Modern Block of the Month'. I wasn't going to but August's block looked so interesting I had to try! So I did July's first just to do it all right and proper-like :)

SMS BOM July

That was easy, but August - well that was a challenge! The cutting of the strips was fine, but assembling them was a lot harder than I'd expected from a technical standpoint, not so much the 'artistic' one. I had a bunch of pieced strips that were somewhat shorter than the others because of the combinations of the first lot of strips I'd chosen (randomly cut and different widths), and that made piecing a bit hard. If I were to do it again I'd definitely try and make sure the strips were roughly equal in length. Anyways, I was unsure whether it was going to pull together and look like a block instead of a random assortment of unevenly sewn bits until I'd squared it up and suddenly bing! And it looks even better with the borders:

SMS BOM August

I'm quite excited about how they look together already! SMS BOM July and August

Looking forward to next month's!

ETA: Fabrics are: Amy Butler Full Moon Polka in Slate, Simon + Kabuki Juicy Blossoms Bubbles in Pewter, Dena Designs Taza Geo in Neutral  and Kona Snow

5 comments:

  1. That second one does look challenging, makes good practice though.  Like your choice of fabrics, the plain white really helps them pop... I will be interested to see the finished top.

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  2. What are you using for your solids?  They look great.

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  3. I should have put that in the post shouldn't I? Will do it now but the fabrics I used were Amy Butler Full Moon Polka in Slate, Simon + Kabuki Juicy Blossoms Bubbles in Pewter, Dena Designs Taza Geo in Neutral and Kona Snow is the white.

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