When 1 is 4

I was excited to start the second month block kit for the Reunion BOM. Especially because my sewing table was clean and clear. When I opened the bag up, I discovered it was actually 4 blocks, 2 of each orientation. These blocks are large too, 18 inches square, it took me two sessions of sewing to complete them. The pieces are based on 2 ½ squares and HSTs, so it wasn’t too difficult to cut and piece. Some of the fabric is directional, which I discovered about half way through. The blue and gold print was a little wonky, I tried to cut it on the straight of the print, but then realized that I was wasting too much fabric. I also made a whoops cut, and ended up with just enough for the 16 squares.

This BOM is a large quilt (107″x107″), and I had originally liked it because of the colors and variety of blocks. I signed up a while ago, maybe in the spring, when I saw the picture of it at The Homespun Hearth. I should have looked a bit more closely at the fabric line featured. It is decidedly 1800’s reproduction themed, which is pretty, just not my first choice in prints. It is clearly stated in the description that it is a reproduction fabric line inspired by the artistry of Judie Rothermel. Coincidentally, the other BOM I signed up for, “A Ribbon Runs Through it” is also 1800 reproduction prints it is called ‘A Return to Elegance collection’ by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics. Hmm, looking back through my finished quilts I have made quite a few that are Repro themed. Time to own up to the fact that I do indeed like the theme, its the blues, they catch my eye.

I was just clicking around looking for Reunion quilt pictures, when I came across these versions, a rainbow theme with soft black or white backgrounds.

In cross stitch land, I framed the Newcastle Bouquet, and I am making progress on the small “Comfort and Joy”. Trying to decide what to start next, something big or something medium? I have a moth, a coffee word sampler, a pansy bouquet, kitted up. Then there’s the large Pilgrims Progress Longdog sampler and the Heaven and Nature Sing sampler, also kitted up. Which will be the New Year’s start? Decisions, decisions…

Be Kind.