Wednesday, January 16, 2013

BOM Bonanza

That's right, I feel like I am up to my eyeballs making blocks this month.

My most recent finish (last night) is the January Sugar Block of the Month from Amy at Stitchery Dickory Dock.  This one is called Snow Blossom.  I almost used Kona White as the background, but realized I really needed Kona Snow (which I was out of) to go with the off-whites in the other fabrics.  I almost ordered it and put the block off yet again, but then I decided to go with the stripes from Moda's Marmalade line.  I am glad I did!  I do so love that text fabric from Moda's Odds and Ends in.  I used it here in Leaf.


I spent forever deciding exactly how I wanted these blocks/this quilt to go and finally settled on making a quilt for the screened porch for all of those times when it gets just a little chilly out there.


The plan is for it to match this pillow from my Stitched in Color Handstitched Camp.

I think I showed you this one before, but this is the other Block of the Month I am doing for me, not part of a bee.  The paper pieced, Lucky Stars BOM from Don't Call me Betsy.  I'm afraid I've picked a rather strange color palette for this block.  I love it, just not sure where to go with the rest of the blocks or where this quilt will end up when it is finished.


I also finished the January do. Good Stitches for the Joy Circle a few days ago.  This block is pretty big at 18.5" but it was so quick to make because I got to use the 3.5" HST die for my sizzix die cutter.  Woohoo - I love those dog eared triangles that require no trimming.  It made this a breeze, and made me want to make some more!


 Earlier this month I finished the BOM for the Charlotte Modern Quilt Guild.  We were supposed to use bright, modern fabrics and this tutorial from Fresh Lemons for Another Star Quilt Block.  The way the BOM works at our guild is that you get a ticket for each block you bring and someone is drawn to win the lot of them.  Pretty fun!


Would you believe it, I still have a few blocks left to make this month?  There's one needed for my Sewn Together Bee and a House Block for the Sew South Retreat (I love Jennifer's idea of making a quilt for the Ronald McDonald House here in Charlotte).  Plus I am way behind on the Row Along from Bee in my Bonnet (oh goodness, she is on row 9!), although I actually have pieces cut for a few more rows.  Oh yeah, and there is still Ayumi's Super Penguin Quilt Along, which she mentioned is starting up again next month!  It looks like 2013 is going to be the year of the BOM's for me!


How about you?  Are you doing any fun Block of the Month's this year?  I know there is a great one going on at Pile o' Fabric, but I think I have reached my limit! 
xo, Courtney

3 comments:

  1. I absolutely love that tulip pillow!! It is adorable!

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  2. I also love your pillow! I'm in the same boat as you. It seems like I've signed up for every BOM and QAL I've come across. I'm doing the Lucky Stars BOM, Sugar Club BOM, And Sew On BOM, Skill Builder BOM, OKC Modern Quilt Guild BOM, Riley Blake Mystery BOM, Craftsy BOM, and then a BUNCH of QALs too! Good luck, I hope they're more fun than stressful :)

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  3. I haven't begun any BOM this year, but I've been following some and collecting the instructions, hoping to do them one day. I like the blogger girls block of month that Monique Dillard is running over at Open Gate quilts, it's free, and Melissa at Happy Quilting is hosting a starburst quilt along, also free.

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