RETRO FARMHOUSE WOOL BOM UPDATES
July 11, 2016
It's been a while since we had a chance to update here on the blog so get ready for a bit of information.
As promised, monthly updates are always happening on Instagram, Facebook and even Twitter. Not only that, but you can follow along and be inspired by others working on the same blocks so if you don't already follow us there, you might want to consider it? All of our BOM programs will always be updated there much more regularly than here.
We have been enjoying designing different blocks in a variety of styles, from very traditional to a few more free form. Once it is time to lay out the blocks, we will definitely balance the blocks out so that they look wonderful together! We can't wait to get to that part and to start working a bit more on layout with you in a few short months!
So let's go in backwards order and do a full block review all in one place.
Month #6: Strawberry Bouquet
Month #5: Coxcomb Block
Month #4: Oak Leaves Block
Month #3: Wreath Block
Month #2: Blueberry Branches Block
Month #1: Artichoke Block
We are currently working on July's block and I will give you a hint that it is a bit more fruit to add to the mix… and some nice big simple pieces too!
Personally I am appliquéing my blocks almost 100% with our Aurifl thread collections. We did do a little bit of floss here and there to show the difference [please see our initial posts on working with thread, floss and other supply tips and hints]. But personally since stitching with wool is something that I absolutely love to do but am not that accurate with, I prefer the thread. This is because it is a bit more simple to work with and it is definitely more forgiving since it is thinner and less visible. Plus as I think I have probably already said before, I prefer the clean feel of wool without too much competition from the thread.
Just a personal choice! Some of my favorite blocks that I have seen have had a beautiful floss blanket stitch.
Hope you are enjoying stitching your blocks as much as I am. Happy summer stitching my friends!
Thanks, Joanna! I am greatly enjoying my wool BOM. I have added beads, substituted Fig Tree fabrics for some of the smaller applique pieces and enjoy having the coordinating threads to blanket stitch the pieces onto the crossweave.
I'm also doing the Yuletide BOM and Crossroads Quilt Along quilt which is just gorgeous to work on. So, Joanna, you are either keeping me out of trouble or deep in it :)
Much love and appreciation for you talents and personal attention to customer service. Enjoy the rest of summer!
Posted by: Lea Kagel | July 12, 2016 at 10:06 AM
I am so glad that you are enjoying the BOM. I cannot wait to see your version. Show us pictures on IG!!!
Posted by: Joanna | July 12, 2016 at 10:30 PM
can you please tell me where the patterns are for farmhouse wool bom
Posted by: Rosemarie Garone | July 13, 2016 at 07:00 PM
That is a subscription only program that has been closed since the beginning of the year so unfortunately there are no patterns available at this time.
Posted by: Joanna | July 13, 2016 at 11:23 PM
Thee blocks are so beautiful. I didn't sign up because I was scared of all the appliqué. But they are gorgeous!
Posted by: Kathy | July 15, 2016 at 01:18 PM
I won't make that mistake again!
Posted by: Kathy | July 15, 2016 at 01:19 PM