2012 BOM Blues

I enjoyed the 2011 Block of the month program  at Quiltessential so I decided to do it again in 2012.  Just to add a little more of a challenge I decided to do it in two different colour ways.  This one is called “The Blues” (the second one was Opera) .   There are 6 beautiful batiks in the collection:
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We made 12 blocks in the BOM club.  My design required 13 so I had to make an additional one :

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I wanted the finish quilt to have a modern feel to it so I came up with this rather geometric design:

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Unfortunately I didn’t get many pictures of the quilt top as it was being assembled on my design wall.

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I decided to just do a simple design in each block to lock down the seams and use all the blue background material to have some fun custom quilting.

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Here she is all quilted and bound.  It is hard to see the custom quilting in the background but it has pebbles and swirls in a half sunflower shape on each side of the orange squares.

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Some more close up pictures of the front and back:

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2 responses to “2012 BOM Blues

  1. Sue

    OMG!!!! you never cease to amaze me!!!! where on earth do you find the time??????????????

  2. Janine Nankervis

    I absolutely love this quilt. So original and interesting use of batiks. I have about one and a half blue batik jelly rolls which I have been wracking my brains on what to do with them…you have inspired me! Thanks for sharing. From a fellow quilter way over in Melbourne.

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