New Orleans House Project

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Hospital Sketches BOM: Catching Up

Oh no!  Even using machine appliqué hasn't saved me from falling behind on Barbara Brackman's Hospital Sketches BOM!

The May block - Currants and Cockscombs - was a little intimidating.  Forty-eight 5/8-inch circles to prep!  Once all the pieces were prepped (freezer paper and starch method), I just needed some long stretches of uninterrupted time to stitch everything in place.

Fortunately, some of that time came my way this weekend.  I stitched and listened to a wonderful audiobook:  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
I highly recommend it!

Four blocks completed.  The June block, Pineapple, should go more quickly.  I already have the fabrics picked out, so I just need to make some patterns and I'll be on my way.  Maybe I'll even finish before the end of the month and can start on July's block - Mountain Laurel.  

Yes, I'm all about enjoying the appliqué process, but I don't want to get too far behind and run the risk of adding another UFO to the pile!



7 comments:

  1. Oh so pretty in the blues. I was looking through my blue stash earlier today. It is lacking and needs some purchasing fabric attention.

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  2. They are beautiful !! Congratulations Angie !

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  3. Your blocks are so pretty in blue. Every time I see them I am so tempted to start this in blue..... must just remember to enjoy watching your blocks progress......

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  4. I love your blocks in blue! beautifully appliqued

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  5. Beautiful blocks. They look fabulous together. I put your book recommendation on reserve. I was looking for something new to listen to.

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  6. Your blocks are looking fantastic in the blue color palette! So detailed that I'm sure they take time regardless of method.

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  7. I am right behind you on UFO's. Hopefully by the end of summer I will be caught up (I am a dreamer) I love the Hospital blocks - if I had been caught up I might have been tempted....

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