Monday, October 22, 2012

BOM Rehab, Memories of Provence . . .

I made my 9th block for my Memories of Provence BOM, which happens to also be Block 9.  I have Block 4, which I'm going to substitute with something else altogether, what I don't know, just something else,  Block 11 and Block 12 left to piece.  Then it will be on to the 20 setting blocks.





 I skipped this block last week because I didn't have much time and it looked hard.  And it did take me around an hour longer to piece this block than the other blocks in this project.

I also didn't like the looks of piecing this block.




This is one of those odd blocks where you sew some squares and rectangles together, then draw a 45 degree angle line and cut it into two odd shape pieces.   45 degree angles throw me, I don't work with them often enough to be comfortable with them.  But I followed the directions and everything came out just fine.

I think this may be my favorite block so far.  The blocks are all set on point, and I think this block looks even better set on point.



This is Block 9 of Memories of Provence and has 69 pieces.

Sinta, thanks again for hosting this BOM Rehab, you are keeping me motivated to complete at least one block a week!  
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12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful block! Love it on point!

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  2. beautiful block 69 pieces reminds me of a block from the Nearly insane quilt
    some of them have over 100 pieces :)
    Kathie

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  3. It always amazes me how different a block looked on point. Such a difference!

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  4. This is my favourite block so far too! I love the tile fabric surrounding the centre. Superb!

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  5. This is a unique block I haven't seen before. Looks great on pointe too!

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  6. I think I love this one too. That particular part of the block that was a bit intimidating really makes the block. I would think that you could cut that awkward triangle piece with the companion angle ruler... But figuring out the measurements on the ruler would probably take longer than doing it as per the direction. As it stands that block turned out fantastic!

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  7. This is a great block - I don't know if I've seen it before. Your quilt is going to be awesome!

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  8. Love it on point too. And your fussy cut center is adorable. I was talking to my husband this weekend about what motivates a child to excel at anything. Was it competition? I didn't think so. We decided it was pride on one's accomplishment that pushes one to keep at something and move on to higher levels of skill. I see that in you Thelma--you just keep trying more difficult things and end up happy with what you see!

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  9. I always think the most challenging block becomes my favorite too! I love the pattern and can't wait to see them set together...and your borders, XOXO

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  10. I love the setting on point. It's a very pretty block.

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  11. That actually is a spectacular block! I am on the edge of my seat, waiting for it to all come together now!!!

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  12. Your block is really stunning! Love the fabrics...the block just pops!

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