Monday, January 20, 2014

Meeting and BOM Finish

Tonight is our meeting night at the Breed Town Hall.  Hope many are braving our winter temps and plan on being there tonight.
Regarding our BOM, the blocks for January are Cat's Cradle and Cedars of Lebanon, two very interesting blocks from Quilter's Cache.  These two blocks are the last for our BOM which ran from last year.  You will have 24 blocks!  Unless you're like me and accidentally made one extra.  Now to decide how to set these together.  With 24 blocks we have options of a large quilt or two smaller twin size quilts depending on the setting choices.  I am very pleased with almost all of my blocks and hope you are too but I have not picked out a sashing choice or border fabric yet.
Settings can determine whether your quilt turns out mediocre or smashing.  Martingale Press has a great article about settings.  A lot of ideas. Just adding an interesting sashing can elevate that quilt to another level and make a straight setting spectacular.  All People Quilt has yet more information about settings.  This site is just full of information.
Craftsy has setting ideas too.  This shows beautiful, real quilts in various settings.  Quilt Addicts Anonymous has perhaps my favorite ideas probably because of all the great sashing ideas.  I think I will draw from these for my quilt setting.
Okay, once you've set your blocks together, what about a border?  This pinterest board will amaze and delight and make you dream of borders. Of course, our favorite designer at Quilter's Cache has a link to wonderful border ideas.  This quilting for Dummies post has a good amount of information to chose borders and then figure out how much fabric and how to measure them.  All vital information. FavQuilts has many links to borders including piecing and making round corners, etc.
Well, I hope these links help you in planning the setting and borders for your BOM.  We spent a lot of time making the blocks and now it's well worth the time to think about these steps.  I hope everyone had a fun time sewing these blocks and I've even come to love half square triangles, haven't you???  In the future, we will see many beautiful BOM quilts showing up at our show and tells.  Take care.  Diana

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