Thursday, August 13, 2009

Okay, Donna, Here's the First One

As I promised before vacation, I'm starting on those two BOMs that have been accumulating. Donna challenged me to get going and so I have.

But in a somewhat unorthodox way (what, me worry about being orthodox?). I have all the blocks for the quilt I'm calling Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry up on the design wall; there are 120 of these little 6-inch babies and they all need to be sewn together.

So I reached into the storage for the one BOM set, the pieced one, and drew out a packet at random. It was block number eight. I cut all of the pieces and did the marking that was required. And then, using this BOM as a leader-ender, I started putting Vanilla, etc. (perhaps I should call it Neopolitan!) together and block number eight is finished! Since Vanilla, etc. is hogging the wall, I needed to press Himself into service to prove to Donna that it is done. He looks a bit sheepish as though he's afraid someone might deduce that he'd made the block. He didn't.

I wonder if I can use this system to get two more together? Perhaps I'll go down and cut the next one now!


6 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Neapolitan would be my title for a V,C&S quilt. I did think that Himslef had taken up piecing at first, thanks for the explanation! ;) Aren't you smart to adopt this great plan!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've got a couple of BOMs I need to get going on too Nancy - wish I had your inspiration! blessings, marlene

Lori said...

Nancy, I'm sure your DH did make it! hahaha Great block and I like the name neapolitan:)

Micki said...

It's going to be a lovely quilt!
Micki

anne bebbington said...

You took the words right out of my mouth - as soon as I read Vanilla Strawberry and Chocolate I thought 'Neapolitan'

Chookyblue...... said...

woo hoo..........you have a block finished.........I am very happy..........and your planning your next one or 2.....