Thursday, July 9, 2009

Surfing

Surfing the net and hitting quilting fabric sites and favorite blogs...there are so many block of the month projects I see around blogland and they have tempted me, but never so much as this new BOM by Moda called GreenPiece. OMG--Check this beauty out! I have always wanted to try doing wools but have hesitated. One of my very favorite natural shapes is the ginkgo leaf and one of the blocks has them, in addition to all the other yummy leaves and fruits. Somehow they draw me more than flowers do! I have started collecting different fabrics and stencils and household items with ginkgo leaves. Did you know it is one of the oldest tree species on the planet? It is a symbol of longevity in many cultures. I have candleholders, place card holders, appetizer plates, and greatly desired a set of ginkgo shaped salad servers a few years ago. I have seen on Etsy some absolutely beautiful silver jewelry in ginkgo earrings, necklaces, etc.

I just did some quick calculations and whoa, it's a really expensive BOM project! About $300 by the time shipping is added. Oh well, I can just look at it online I guess!

6 comments:

loulee said...

You could always be inspired by the BOM and design your own take on it.

Julie in the Barn said...

I agree with loulee. Take the idea and design your own. Make a Ginko quilt! How awesome would that be??

Lorraine said...

Oh I am the BOM Queen.....LOL....but as much as I love this one I think I better be strong....but I agree ....a ginko quilt would be awesome.....you go girl!!

Quilt Hollow said...

I hear you loud and clear about cost and the BOM. They are gorgeous and then they rope you in! LOL I'm guilty of a few myself.

Stephanie D. said...

I've always shied away from BOMs for that reason--and knowing me, I wouldn't get them done and they'd sit there, causing all kinds of guilt to deal with.

I haven't worked with wools yet, either, but am not that drawn to them. At least, not yet. To everything there is a season.

*karendianne. said...

You know, I've never participated in a BOM. I like the idea of just using a pattern and doing my own thing I guess. The pressure, too. Can't take it! Ack.

I never calculated the money. Thank you for doing that for me. Sheesh. I wont be doing that all. We're in the "Recovery" mode at LeeHaven dontcha know! hee.