Friday, October 25, 2013

And Sew On Block of the Month Quilt

And Sew On Quilt

And Sew On BoM   by Kristy at Quiet Play blog

I just finished sewing my And Sew On BoM  paper pieced  blocks together!  We started the first block in January, and the year has just flown by!

As a recap,  here is a picture of my 9 blocks:

My 9 blocks    And Sew On BoM   
It took a lot of "thinking"  and "laying out fabric" time to pick the fabric and color for my sashes( the background).  

I decided on: 

  •                      601 Sewing Kit  The Henley Studio  Makower UK    for sashing
  •                      600 Scissors   The Henley Studio  Makower UK   for binding
  •                      white tonal for the backing

The Henley Studio  Makower UK  for sashes and binding
 The colors in the 9  blocks popped out using these fabrics.  When I put a "matching" pale aqua or pale yellow for the background,   everything just looked "blah" to me.   
And Sew On  BoM Quilt   by Susie's Sunroom  2013
Final quilt size:    36 1/2 inches x 36 1/2 inches
Batting:   988 Pellon White Low Loft Sew-in Fleece

I added a few extra embroidery touches to some of the blocks before putting them together....

A tiny  "crystal" door knob

Thread coming off of the spool 
Needle   and a computer screen on my sewing machine

Steam from the coffee and an eye on the needle

I pieced a label from scraps
The back:

The back side has a label

And Sew On BoM quilt

I am going to hang my quilt on a wall in my sunroom, where I sew.   I hope to use the 3M Command hooks... I'll let you know how that turns out.

I also wanted to share another project with you, that I made featuring the Scissors Block:
a tote bag

The scissors block     becoming the front of a tote bag
A wonky star for the back side of the tote bag

The scissors block is  featured on the front of the tote bag

I want to personally thank Kristy,  who loving designed these paper pieced blocks.  Thank you for satisfying my  "paper piecing" addictions , for  inspiring me, and for gathering together sponsors with awesome prizes. 

By the way,  Kristy has just announced a new BoM for next year...with a retro kitchen theme!  What fun this will be!!    Before that begins , you can see all of Kristy's patterns in her Craftsy shop!  You will be amazed at all of the patterns she has created! 

I feel happy when I look at my quilt.... remembering many fun hours at my sewing machine , 'paper piecing' away! ... and so look forward to seeing everyone's quilts and projects!

Linking up to:   Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict        and
                       TGIFF  @ Quilter in the Closet   this week
I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Well done Susie! It turned out lovely.

  2. It turned out beautifully Susie! Love it!! Thanks for joining in the BoM this year!!

  3. I love the embroidered thread coming off the spool, lovely touches you've added there with the embroidery.

  4. you did an awesome job on this and i agree that the sashing you chose really makes your blocks pop! It will be a lovely reminder of your stitching time in 2013! I plan on doing Kristy's BOM again next year too :). Not only did you complete 1 project but you completed 2. Your tote is so happy looking; great job on that as well!!

  5. A lot of work for this fun quilt, Susie; love it - and the fabric for sashing is awesome.

  6. Great project! I love the added touches of embroidery and the sashing is perfect!

  7. That is absolutely darling!!!! Love all the extra touches and your colors! The black and white background really make the colorful blocks pop! How big is the block you used for the tote? Also, can you tell me how do you get the words, "Susie's Sunroom" on your photos?

  8. Congratulations on your finish! What a super quilt you have made!! You picked the perfect fabric for the sashing too :) Great job and fabulous!!

  9. Love what you have done with your And sew on blocks. They look awesome.

  10. Such an amazing sewist quilt! Your paper piecing was awesome each and every month! It will be a great keepsake for your sewing space!

  11. That quilt looks wonderful, Susie!! I love the sashing fabric. It's perfect! I love your tote bag too, the owls are so cute. Great finishes :)


  12. Oh well done - it looks great! I love the thin white sashing around four of the blocks.

  13. That quilt is wonderful ... I adore all the finishing touches you put into it!

  14. Your quilt came out so well! I really like your blocks and all the embroidery you added. I think I'd hang it on the wall near my sewing machine!

  15. Your paper piecing is great. I'm just learning (self taught) and its fun! Love the theme of the quilt too!

  16. You finished your And Sew On!! I love the pops of turquoise and pink. Well done! :D

  17. Lovely, lovely quilt! I just love the bright and happy colors.

  18. Your blocks all look lovely together!

  19. the quilt is fabulous! Love the touches of embroidery and the sashing fabric. The bag is lovely too, I may have to remake some blocks to make some more accessories!

  20. Great fabric choice for your sashing! And a bag too, you have been busy!


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