Block of the Month – Times Two

A wonderful quilter friend of mine provided two different, but similar quilts for me to work on recently.  Margret chose to do a Block of the month (BOM) from a local quilt shop – Country Stitches, in two different ways.  This is a BOM times two!

Quilt one – Christmas Fabrics

The first quilt to discuss is the original, a lovely Christmas themed beauty.  The fabrics are just gorgeous.  Margret wanted to do something fun and with movement for the E2E quilting.  She chose the Frost pattern from Urban Elemetz.

Edge to Edge Patterns
Frost

Quilt Two – Retro

The second block of the month quilt was done with vintage-inspired fabrics and takes on a more sedate and elegant look.  We discussed how to quilt this one and ultimately decided to do a moderate custom design.  Margret just said “make it pretty”.  

I started out with a nice but not too dense block design as all the blocks were the same.

BOM 2018 Country Stitches Retro

Next I looked at the sashing and corner stones.  I do admit, that one of my favorite elements on this quilt are the cute flowers in the corner stones!

BOM 2018 Country Stitches Retro
BOM 2018 Country Stitches Retro

The last element to plan out were the borders.  In the past, I have done piano key/type treatments to other quilts, but I felt that softening the hard lines instead would work better.  So, instead I did a clam shell design that was just perfect.

BOM 2018 Country Stitches Retro

I am a real sucker for reproduction fabrics, so to work on this second version was so much fun for me.

Have you ever done a BOM in more than one way?