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Oma’s Cupboard Quilt

bom12assemblyIf you are wondering who Oma is, that is an informal way of saying Grandmother in German,  like Nana or Grandma.

This 2012 Oma’s Cupboard Block of the Month is now available as part of the Block of the Month Collection.  Check out Val’s Blocks in the Block of the Month Gallery.

The blocks can be made into a large quilt or just make a section or two for several smaller wall hangings since the months are grouped.  Although these look like Attic Windows, they are called Cupboard Blocks for this quilt.  Use a plain background if you wish, but the overall design of the finished quilt is to look like a cupboard with vases of flowers, teapots and cups and other objects on the shelves.

This piecing gives a dimensional look to the background, in effect a “Trompe-l’oeil”, which is French for an optical illusion.  Those usually have shadows behind the objects on the shelves, but that would get a little complicated.  Maybe that is something that could be added to the quilting. 

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