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Apr 24, 2015

More, More, More BOM Blocks

Apr 24, 2015
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It's starting to become pretty apparent that I'm a block girl.  If I can see it, you all must clearly see it, right?  Sometimes it's so much easier to see things in others rather than yourself.  In other families, I can always easily pick out which kids look like the mom, and which kids look like the dad.  But in my own family, goodness..... it's hard to see if any of my boys look like me?

Same can be said for my quilting style I guess.  My mom would make comments about certain things being my style.  Really, I thought?  I don't even know what my quilting style is.  Do I have a style?  I just try to do what I like.
Well, somewhere in there, my quilting "style" has come and bashed me over the head.  I'm a block girl. Tried and true.
These blocks I have made over the past few months for the Block of the Month class I am teaching.  I finished up the sample blocks and assembled them in the Sisters' Ten BOM layout.  Looooove the blue background.  The solids are a mix and match of solids, peppered cottons and yarn dyes they had at the shop.  To be honest, it was a tough mix.  When piecing small 9" blocks, I much prefer to work with all the same fabrics.  The variance in weight and texture of the fabric mix made accurate piecing more difficult.
Of course, I needed to get a shot before I took the quilt into the shop and it was an extremely windy day.  That seems to be the whole month of April in Ohio this year.  Props to my boys who gave the shoot a valiant effort.  Darn wind!
If anyone is local to Columbus, Ohio, the class is drop-in month-to-month.  We're still making blocks, so you can join us if you like!
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Apr 21, 2015

Sponsor News - Dragonfly Fabrics

Apr 21, 2015
Pin It I wanted to share with you some news going on at Dragonfly Fabrics.  Amy over at Dragonfly has the full line of Fantasia by the lovely Sara Lawson for Art Gallery Fabrics.  Isn't it pretty?  The collection came out in March.
Fat Quarter bundles are available in both the Balsamtree and Sageplant colorways....
And here's what I really like!  Amy put together a series of solids that coordinate with the line.  I just love when shops pull solids to match a line.  It makes project planning so much easier.
Finally, don't forget to watch Dragonfly Fabrics weekly sales.  This week, Arizona by April Rhodes is 15% off through 4/26 with the code ARIZONA15.  There is also a sale section with some fabric as low as $6 per yard.  Enjoy shopping!
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Apr 17, 2015

Other uses for BOM Block Patterns

Apr 17, 2015
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This project started out as a March Mini, but alas..... I didn't finish it in March.  And it also didn't end up a mini.  Que sera, sera.

Instead it's a giant floor pillow.  I picked up 3 of these 26" down pillow forms at Ikea thinking my kids need reading/tv pillows.  Here's the first.  I hope it encourages more of the reading..... than the tv....  

so far it's only encouraged fighting.  Better get moving on the companions.
I went to the ever-growing collection of BOM block patterns I have written over the past few years.  I thought a mini or pillow is a great place to give them new life.  This block is the first block pattern from Moccasin - called Lady of the White House and a version of Lady of the Lake.  These colors give it a fresh boy look.


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