I’ve just finished month two of the Down the Rabbit Hole BOM by Sarah Fielke, so to catch up I’ve two months work to do in two weeks! I’m making good progress though and I’m pleased how it is coming together. This was where I was at the end of month one (about two weeks ago!)…
There’s an awful lot of hand sewing to do at the moment as this part of the quilt is all applique. Fortunately it’s still at the portable stage, so I’ve been sewing on train journeys, hospital waiting rooms, break time at work…
The circles have come out pretty well for a first attempt, there’s a few flat bits and corners, but nothing I can’t live with. I do these Block of the Months to learn and improve, and hopefully that’s what will happen. Sarah is a great teacher, we get written instructions and a video demonstration and if we’re still stuck we can always put a post on her facebook page!
Around the centre circle is some homemade bias binding, I’m getting the hang of making it now. I love the hera marker for making the creases. We’ve to cut away the backing behind the flowers and the centre wheel. I made sure when I was stitching the inner circle of bias that I went through all the thicknesses, so I’ve two rows of stitching before I cut it, hopefully it will help to keep it stable.
Month three is all the leaves, about fifty of them!!! This time it’s proper needle-turn applique, I suppose by the time I get to number fifty I’ll hopefully have got the hang of it!
Month four is a gorgeous paper pieced border made up of rows of houses, I’m tempted to do some of these along side the leaves, just to give me a bit of a break from all the hand-sewing.
Anyway, before I get carried away thinking about the next two months installments, here’s my quilt at the end of month two. I love how the colour scheme is working out so far, it’s sort of gentle 🙂
I’m linking up with Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday, why not follow the link and see what everyone else has been stitching.