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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

A Christmas Wish BOM...followed by a Pudding!!!

At the start of this year I thought I would do my first ever Blog BOM (Block of the Month) with Gail Pan...

some fabrics I already had...and a few new fat quarters...


All cut up into neat 128, 2 and 1/2 inch squares...and pinned together in lots of 10...

This was a mystery BOM...suggesting the use of red fabric one month...green the next...along with green/yellow/red/white thread...

I used a different fabric each month...except one fabric was used twice...

squares and fabric all ready...


4 rows of 16 squares...

12 rows of 4 squares...

laying it all out...

I hope to have the quilt top ready soon...not sure if I'll get the quilting done though!!!

I have thoroughly enjoyed this project...the individual blocks were quick to accomplish!!!

I hope to hand quilt this one as per Gail's instructions...basically going around the blocks and diagonally across the smaller ones...

And I'll post it up when complete...perhaps I'll aim for Christmas in July LOL!!!

Thank You Gail for this delightful pattern!!!

A few weeks ago I posted this pic from one of my TAFE classes...

Steamed Golden Syrup Pudding with Anglaise Sauce...

Clarity has requested a copy of this recipe and I have posted it on my Food Blog...
My Dolce Vita...I have slightly altered it and made a gluten free version...and I'm in 'pudding heaven'...not being able to remember the last time I had a regular pudding!!!
If you get a chance...hop on over to Clarity's Wonderland...Clarity's use of words is just dreamy at times...

And here's a pudding of a different nature...a free pattern by Joy Patch...

one of the many talented Designers over at Gum Tree Designers

so hop on over and grab a copy!!!

Enjoy your pudding...be it stitched or from the kitchen...Dzintra

12 comments:

gailpandesigns said...

wow, looking good!! I am so glad you enjoyed the stitcheries....hope you enjoy finishing the quilt too LOL!!!

Notjustnat said...

Dzintra, you are nearly there. Keep working at it. Why don't you aim to finished by Christmas? Give yourself a dateline - It's looking great - Hugs Natima

Fer said...

Golden syrup pudding? YUM!!!

The stitching is coming along beautifully. :)

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

How beautifully festive the quilt shall be.
Now I know your Christmas season is far warmer than ours (4C here this morning) but it shall entice a feeling of warmth and love draped across the bed or a chair.
Hope all is well below the equator and you are enjoying your Spring.
xo Susan

Vintage Sandy said...

Dzintra, thanks for visiting my blog come back often....love your stitcheries I've got to get mine finished lovely blog!

Simone de Klerk said...

I am very impressed, Dzintra, by the lovely Christmas Wish quilt! Can't wait to see it all finished. You have really been working hard. And those puddings ... I love them!

Kath said...

Yummee, my husbands favourite pudding, a real traditional dish here in England (he has to make it tho ha ha)Kath x

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Best of luck with your project!

And I'm sure I misunderstood and you didn't mean real quarters/coins in there... :-)

Bev C said...

Its starting to sound a bit like Christmas!!!! Great stitching on the BOM can't wait to see it finished. Happy stitching Dzintra.

MelsRosePlace said...

hello you clever thing..am loving your blog banner etc...hope all is well yr part of the world..melxxx

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Wow you can do all sorts of things! I can only cook lol

Micki said...

your stitching is lovely! You are so talented!The pudding looks yummy!
Micki

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