Monday, January 19, 2015

Peanuts BOM QAL

Have you been over to Beaquilter's blog lately?

She is hosting a fun little BOM Stitch-A-Long this year!

I have always loved Peanuts.
If your my age, I am sure you have sat thru an array
of Charlie Brown specials for just about every holiday imaginable!
 I am not going to admit that I still love watching them...
Oh, what the heck, I love em.
Poor Charlie Brown just can't catch a break sometimes!
;-)


Is this just the cutest layout that Bea has come up with?



I made my first block today.
Franklin.
Bea used a Copic marker to add the details, 
but I find that I love to put on a free motion foot and just stitch away on my machine. 
Make sure you place a piece of tear away under your block before
you start stitching. It works like a dream.
Of course you can add the detail, any ole way your heart desires.


It's  a paper piecing BOM, but before you run off screaming into the night...give it a try.  
Bea has a little tutorial on her blog showing you how.
You can find it right HERE

I tripped myself up a bit until I realized that the photo
 on the pattern was reversed.
 If you just lay out each completed section, 
you will see just how it stitches together. 

He really doesn't take very long at all. 

A big thanks to Alida over at  Tweety Loves Quilting
She has so many adorable paper piecing projects.
Don't you want to join in?
:-)

Check it out...

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7 comments:

  1. thanks for the shout out, your block looks great!! link up later when I post the next one- Peppermint patty!

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  2. That looks great. I'm too swamped to join in on this one but I'm enjoying watching it come together.

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  3. Franklin is a cutie. Great work Joan. The designs are wonderful!!

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  4. He looks so cute! Aren't they fun?

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  5. Oh, how cute is he? Looks like a fun BOM.

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  6. Great job! Franklin looks very cute! And yes, I always put the reverse image in my patterns because it helps my brain to see how the paper pieces come together instead of how the final block will look like :) but it may be confusing if you are not aware of that :)
    I am looking forward see all the others characters come to life!! :)

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  7. I love it so much I have to try myself. Have printed the pattern, so.....

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