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Bonfire Block Of the Month Giveaway

Bonfire Block Of the Month Giveaway
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Feb 1, 2016

Bonfire Block of the Month Club - February

Feb 1, 2016
Pin It Today we kick off month #2 of the Bonfire Block of the Month Club!  I am so happy to see you all sewing along. 

JANUARY WINNER.  First things first, we have a January winner to announce.  Each month, there is a $25 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop up for grabs.  All you have to do is enter a photo of your BOM blocks in the linky at the end of the month's post.  I was excited to see all of the entries for the January Moon & Star block - they look fantastic guys!  The January winner is: Kathy / KMTrott of Both Sides of the Pond (entry #4).  Congrats!

FEBRUARY BLOCK - BUTTON.  This month's block is cute as a button.   Awwwww.  Remember we are making Sister Blocks for the Bonfire Sampler (from the book Sister Sampler Quilts).  I am partnered up for the BOM with my mom.  We will be swapping blocks at the end to make Sister Quilts. The Button Block is the second block in the project - here's my fav.... 

Fabric is Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman for this version of the Bonfire BOM.
This block is the second of three with lessons on curves.  This Button block uses a different "crust" piece than last month's block to give a little bit of space all around the edge of the block.  This sets the focus on the design in the middle.  Make sure you are referencing the square up dimensions (p. 89 step 3)after you sew the curved units.
If you've never sewn curves before, I would suggest trying a couple practice pieces before beginning sewing on the fabric for the BOM.  And if you hate curves, you can always substitute ANY block within the book.  Make 2 blocks each month.
Need some extra help?  See it before you sew it.
There is a tutorial on page 116-117 of the book AND if you'd like to see it in motion, I have a video tutorial for you here.

AnneMarie's Sister Pair of the Button Block
Fabric is Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman for this version of the Bonfire BOM.

My Partner (My Mom)'s Sister Pair of the Button Block
Notice the tan strip in the block on the right?  Mom is using some of her background fabric inside her sampler blocks.  This fabric is called out as the linen used with the large HSTs in the book.  It's a nice way to add some cohesion between the sampler blocks and the outside framing of the quilt.
Fabric is Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman for this version of the Bonfire BOM.

SWAPPING BLOCKS:  Again, we are making all of the blocks for the Bonfire quilt before swapping any.  We are planning to make 2 of all 8 blocks, then get together for a Block Swap Party.  At the party, we can both layout all of our blocks in the quilt top layout, then play with the arrangements and swap as we like. 
Another swapping option would be to swap each month with your partner to have a fun surprise every month.  How you swap is up to you!

SHARE with us and WIN!
Thank you so much for sharing with us in January! Let's do it again this month.  Share your blocks with us for a chance to win a $25 Gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.  Go here for the details on the giveaway each month and details on how to enter. 

**Remember you can also show us your progress on Instagram and/or in the Facebook group for my patterns.
#bonfiresampler on Instagram
Join the Gen X Quilters' Pattern Shop Facebook Group.

Feel free to join in the fun with us anytime throughout the year.  It's never too late! For all the details on Bonfire, go here.

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE.  2 entries per person; MUST be blocks made from Sister Sampler Quilts book (but does not have to be February's block).  Enter your blocks any time from now until 3/01/2016.
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Jan 30, 2016

Enter Your January BOM Blocks

Jan 30, 2016
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Fabric is Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman 

Checking in with a quick reminder to enter your Bonfire Block of the Month blocks by 12:00 am on February 1st!  Up for grabs is a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop.

I will announce the winner in Monday morning's post for the February BOM block on 2/01/16.  How lucky it's a weekend - so hopefully, you'll have a couple hours to squeeze in an entry!

Go HERE (and scroll to the bottom) to enter your blocks / no blog or social media necessary / just upload a pic from your PC

You know Fat Quarter Shop has SO much to choose from.... here are a few things that may inspire you to hurry up and enter!


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Jan 29, 2016

Sister Sampler Quilts Blog Hop Day 10

Jan 29, 2016
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THANK YOU.  Thank you all so much for following along with the Sister Sampler Quilts Blog Hop.  We made it!  Today is the last day and the wrap up for this adventure.  It's been so much fun seeing the projects made from the book by the hoppers.  I hope this has helped you see other's take on the "Sister" block concept and inspired you to try some too!  I also owe many thanks to the blogger's who participated in the hop - you are so creative!

DAY 10.  The last stop is Live A Colorful Life by Cindy Wiens. You may know Cindy for her tagline "salvaging my sanity - one stitch at a time" - she is a selvage queen!  You must stop by and see her selvage projects.  But you also may know her from her work in Modern Patchwork magazine and Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.  She is a wonderful modern quilter whose work is included in the book Modern Bee.  Cindy has reinstated her fun Name Game, and I am playing along over there for this installment of the Sister Sampler Quilts Blog Hop.  Go here for Cindy's stop on the blog hop.

If you missed any of the stops, here is a complete list of all the fun.

Monday, January 18  
AnneMarie Chany / Gen X Quilters - Introduction
Sara Lawson/ Sew Sweetness

Tuesday, January 19 
Leah Day / Free Motion Project
Brenda Ratliff / Just A Bit Frayed

Wednesday, January 20
Faith Jones / Fresh Lemons Quilts
Angela Pingel / Cut To Pieces

Thursday, January 21
Lynne Goldsworthy / Lily's Quilts
Amy Friend / During Quiet Time

Friday, January 22
Christa Watson / Christa Quilts
Violet Craft

Monday, January 25
Lee Heinrich / Freshly Pieced
Melissa Corry / Happy Quilting

Tuesday, January 26
Karen Lewis / Karen Lewis Textiles

Wednesday, January 27
Sherri McConnell / A Quilting Life
Melissa Mortensen / Polka Dot Chair

Thursday, January 28
Heather Valentine / The Sewing Loft

Friday, January 29
Cindy Wiens / Live A Colorful Life
AnneMarie Chany / Gen X Quilters - Wrap Up
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