Sunday, February 9, 2014

February BOM Progress

Well it's only February 9th and all three of my online Block of the Month blocks are done!  Just in time for my Bertie's Year block to arrive in my mailbox.  Perfect timing.  I shared my Quilt Art Design Hibiscus block earlier in the month and now have the hummingbird block completed in the series.  This one I switched the colors up on to suit my background better.  When searching hummingbird's to pattern him after, I found the broad billed hummingbird from Arizona. 
photo courtesy of photobucket by frakerpovc
This one has more blue than mine on his belly but in researching them their colors vary widely.  All in all a cute little fellow who translated into my quilt block like this:

so along with the Hibiscus, the two for the February Quilt Art Design Garden are done

 During the Seahawks game, I had some numbers from a football pool from work.  Depending on the score at the end of the quarter, each of us had a chance to win a $50.00 pot of money. Coming up to half time the Seahawks had a lead of 22 to 0.  I had numbers that ended in Seahawks 2 - Broncos 7.  Mind you everyone at our house was rooting for the Seahawks but if the Broncos were to score a touchdown before the end of the quarter I would win 50 dollars.  I had every confidence that the Seahawks could afford the Broncos getting that touchdown and we could still win... but my husband was not going to let me root for the Broncos even briefly.  In his Corona state-of-mind he told me he would give me 50 dollars if the score was to remain with the Broncos having zero at the half.  You can see how this was a win-win for me.  If the Broncos scored a touchdown, I got 50 dollars from my co-workers.  If they didn't score I got 50 dollars from my DH.  Didn't take me long to agree!!!  Guess what I got $50.00 from the hubby and quickly spent it at Hawthorne Threads this week getting some more low volume prints for the Garden Blocks.  I love this fabric shop.  Great service and I find the ease of seeing all the fabric by Manufacturer, Designer, Collection, Color Grid, Theme, Pre-cuts, or sale the easiest online website to search through by far.

Since the winter weather has us stuck inside today, I have taken advantage of the extra time at home to plow ahead on my BOM's.  Next up was the Sew Kitchsy block from Kristy at Quiet Play.  This month was a cookie jar that was a quick block to put together...yeah!!!  Here is the finished February Sew Kitchsy block:

With that completed, it was onto Cindy's Cozy Cabin pattern for the February Quilt Doodle Doodle block.  It was a little more work with first cutting all the pieces but I was surprised at how quickly the cabin came together.
Now I had better make some time to get started on my Lovely Year of Finishes Goal I set for myself...being a shorter month I think I may have set the bar too high...I need to think like the little engine that thought he could...I think I can...I think I can...I think I can

Keep Stichin'


  1. WELL DONE .. both for finishing your blocks ..and for winning xx

  2. They look great and congrats on the win with hubby. You were right, either way you were going to be a winner.


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