Not for the Faint Hearted

Everyone who reads my contributions to Always Playing With Thread, knows I can’t resist a good BOM (Block of the Month).  They always seem so ‘do-able’.  You only have to make one block per month and then before you know it, you have made a quilt top.

Esther Aliu, a designer, teacher and artist extraordinaire, has begun her newest BOM, Love Entwined. This is an appliqué quilt that is NOT for beginners. Over the next 18 months. I will endeavour to make my version of this exquisite quilt.

I have spent hours choosing fabric finding many pieces in my stash that contain the colours I plan to use.

Fabric for Esther Ailu's Love Entwined

Fabric for Esther Aliu’s Love Entwined

I have my background  fabric ready and I have SOME threads I plan to use as well.

A Favourite fabric with SOME Aurifil 50wt thread

A Favourite fabric with SOME Aurifil 50wt thread

The first block was challenging for me as it contains 32 TINY circles.

I am not happy with them because some of them don’t look round…as the months progress I will, no doubt, become much better at appliquéing small pieces.

Finished (but not perfect) Compass

Finished (but not perfect) Compass

But for now I will continue on and attempt to keep up.

Wish me luck!

If you would like to join the challenge of Esther Aliu’s Love Entwined, go to