Monday, August 17, 2009

My Regular Model Being Unavailable,

With my regular model being unavailable (he's up in Princeton meeting with a potential new client and perhaps will pick up some good New Jersey corn and tomatoes on the way home) I pressed Bodacious into service as a stand-in to help display the next three blocks. You can see how absolutely thrilled he is with this assignment.

Two of them went together quite quickly and easily. The more intricate one took a little more time, but wasn't difficult. The important thing was keeping track of when to press in and when to press out.

With these three behind me, I moved on to Block Number Two in the series (I've just been reaching for a baggie and doing whatever was inside) only to discover that I'd made a cutting error for that block! There's not enough of the "solid" red to make up the pieces that I need, so I'm setting that block aside until Pam's Care Package arrives and see if that will help. If not, I suppose improvisation will be the name of the game and my quilt will be unique.

Well, it will be anyway. I didn't buy the finishing kit that contained the fabrics for setting the blocks. It was funny, the design I'd been thinking of using is actually very similar to the recipe in the kit. But I plan to use different fabrics. I want to get all of the blocks finished before I order them.

I've had so much fun these past few days that -- hanging head in mortification -- I'm actually considering subscribing to this year's series!

I'm hopeless.

8 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I understand the feeling of, perhaps, stepping aside. Bo looks less than thrilled with his modeling gig.

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG what have I set loose.........wound you up and got you going and your flying..........

Lisa D. said...

You're rocking those BOMs, Nancy! Keep going while you're on a role. Cute model today, but he doesn't look thrilled with the assignment.

Gretchen said...

Mr. Bodacious does not look particularly happy with his assignment. Perhaps he was woken up in the middle of a nap? Love the blocks!!!!

*karendianne. said...

Oh Bodacious is a great model. I do love him & his growley face unless he's simply chewing his cat mouth (my cats do that)!!! I think his color allows him to show everything off with superb contrast.

...oh Quilting. Yes, your blocks are so pretty I'm bummed for you and the running out of fabric due to a cutting error. This happens to me a lot of the dern time. That's why I'm not allowed to do a BOM of any kind. Kit's make me sooo neurotic! Imagine...

Salem Stitcher said...

Every year I say "no more BOMs!" and every year I cave. I will be strong this year. I will. (Okay, maybe I will.)

Micki said...

You are doing a great job on the BOM ! It is just lovely!
Micki

Tanya said...

So happy to see Bodacious! And your blocks look wonderful!