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!


  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.

  2. They are beautiful !! Congratulations Angie !

  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......

  4. I love your blocks in blue! beautifully appliqued

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

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

  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....