Three Block of the Months in a week!

Pat Sloan BOMYou can tell I’m on annual leave at the moment, I’m getting all sorts done, I only work two days a week anyway, but no work for nearly three weeks is wonderful!

I got waaayyy behind with Pat Sloan’s BOM called Vacation Time, she releases a new patchwork block on the 1st of each month and by October we will (in theory)be able to finish the quilt! I had stitched the first four blocks…

Pat Sloans BOMWell last week I managed to do May, June and July and most of August!! Cooking on gas!!!

The fabrics are from my stash, mainly ones I’ve had for years, I put them all together in a project box in January, that has worked fairly well as I haven’t had to find stuff every time a pattern came out. I wasn’t sure about the colours at the start (which is probably why a lot were in my stash for so long!!) I’m not really a brown person, but it is growing on me, I still haven’t decided if the quilt is going to be a Christmas present or not.

Pat Sloans BOMMay and June went together really easily, I’m definitely getting better with the flying geese and the half square triangles, my points are much more accurate. July was interesting in seeing how colours can change things. I made up the basic squares, then laid them out, but it just didn’t look right. I tried turning the sides round, which improved things a bit, but not much. Eventually I bit the bullet and made some new corner squares, what a difference, I even moved the sides back to their original position. I’m happy with it now.

That only left August to do…

Pat Sloans BOM

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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2 Responses to Three Block of the Months in a week!

  1. corrineappleby says:

    Looking really pretty so far. I really like the autumnal colours you’ve chosen!


  2. Penny says:

    Your doing great, and it is looking really good. Great job, keep up the good work. GOD bless


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