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Friday, January 10, 2014

Sew Kitschy 1st BOM Finish

The first block of the
                                         Sew Kitschy BoM                                                     

This afternoon I got around to the first of the nine blocks of the Sew Kitschy sew along BoM by Quiet Play - Kristy is from Australia and is a very talented paper piece pattern maker. I have been following her for a long time. She has some incredible patterns for sale on Craftsy.

The 2014 BoM is a retro quilt with "Ms. Betty" and her kitchen. I love the design and the first block was fairly easy. I do not know about some of the others - look pretty advanced but.. I will try! In Kristy's notes she said she was going to start with easier pieces and build up to the harder ones. So this will be a real skill builder for me.

This months block is "a potholder and an oven mitt" - For the square potholder, I fussy cut a Robert Kaufman, Marie Perkins print called "Happy Homes". The oven mitt is also a Robert Kaufman print by Elisabeth Caldwell called "Metro Cafe",
All in all I do not think the block pops in any way. Maybe my choice for the background is the problem.   I think it is easier to paper piece with solid colors but these print just called out to me - retro, retro, retro.... so I went with it. 

Here is the quilt - 
I love the red and turquoise color pallet Kristy chose. The large flower background on the bowl  and kettle is something I should consider - those square and plads would really be hard for me to paper piece- I have a big problem with angles and trying to get them to line up properly. 
I can not wait to see all the other blocks that will be posted on the Quite Play Flicker Group.


Heidi said...

Your fabric choices are really fun, and stood out at the linky party! I like that it is low contrast. Your bold fabrics seem less animated than they would with bright bindings, or with a solid background. And the quilting will help define things too.

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

I'm loving your fussy cutting! I think it looks great!

And you're right - checks and stripes etc are tough backgrounds - way too much lining up!