Friday, 15 January 2010

I did it!

My first ever Block Of the Month and in fact, the first time I have pieced a block at all.


It's not perfect, but for a first attempt I am happy with it.

This is from Amy's BOM, (link via picture in sidebar) and her instructions were perfect.  It may have taken me three times as long as anyone else, but I am sure it will get easier and quicker with practise.

I am using the fabric from a Moda Jelly Roll, Gypsy Rose, which is perfect for the 21/2 inch pieces. I'm also going to use the pale cream cotton in all the blocks.  I will try to use fabric in my stash for the other the 41/2inch pieces, in this case the pink.

There are another two blocks to do for this month, so I will be getting all the practise I need.  I must say thank you to Linda for her encouragement and tips, it was just the boost I needed.

15 comments:

Deepa said...

Hmm..looks very very difficult,probably because I've never tried putting together a block a like this. Well done!!

Nic said...

Well done!

stitcheranon said...

Well done...your triangles all have their points so looks perfect to me. Even experts trim off the sides etc to square it all up...Lovley. Well done. You are braver than me!

Annie said...

Wow! That definitely does not look like the work of a beginner. Your new tools really paid off. If this is what you do on a first try, can't wait to see what experience will bring!

Terry said...

Well done! It looks good to me! I thought you didn't care for pink? LOL

CraftyGryphon said...

Yay! All your points are pointy! Can't wait to see the next blocks...!

Rudee said...

FIrst attempt? That's an excellent first attempt.

Wendy said...

Great Job! The block looks really good. Can't wait to see the rest of them as you complete them. Good luck and let the addiction to quilting begin!lol.

maggi said...

Wow, you have done really well, especially as this is your first pieced block. The colours work well together.

Sandy said...

For your first block I think you chose one that is more complicated, but you still did a great job! I love the piecing process...enjoy!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Yay you! Yay you!
I'm so glad to hear that the directions were easy to follow :0)
WONDERFUL job! So excited for you and can't wait to see your progress on the other two!

Elena said...

I would never think it was your first try! You did a fantastic job sewing it together!

Linda said...
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Linda said...

Wow, your block looks great. I knew you could do it! Good job! Now, isn't this fun? You'll be hooked in no time. I'm glad the tips helped, it was so sweet of you to say...hugs, Linda

Karan said...

Aaahh, mystery solved - now I know what a BOM is! LOL Very pretty it is too & caongratulations on tackling another first. :0)