Monday, January 14, 2013


Like many of you, I joined BOM activities---actually two and now three. The latest one is an Alphabet BOM. There is a block each month beginning with a letter of the alphabet.  The block for January begins with A, February will be B, etc.. That means that this BOM will last for two years! I am barely able to keep my quilting goals month to month, yet alone two years! In addition the blocks are small---9 inch finished size, but my problem is I really do like the concept, and the group---so I am going to add it to my list, but modify it a bit.  Above is the first block "Antique Tile"---made in the original size and then my revised 12.5 inch size. Realizing, in addition to lacking the "will" to follow along for two years, I also like BIG quilts---so in addition to "refining" the concept for me, I am also going to make mine bigger.    How am I going to "twink" it a bit------I will choose another block---beginning with the letter of the month, and will increase the size.    I am planning to make mine a three color quilt, which for me is a real change since I LOVE scrap quilts. I am choosing navy, green and white. I will keep you posted.

 On the other quilting front, I have finished binding another baby charity quilt, so by the February meeting, I hope to have at least four to submit.   I worked this week-end, so other than the binding and these two blocks, I didn't do a lot.   Classes start tomorrow, so I don't think I will get a lot done before the week-end but then who knows. Anyway, just wanted to keep you posted.

The other block on my design wall is a "test block".   I was trying to see if I could make the quilt using 5 inch squares---yes, but LOTS of tiny pieces. I will save that for another day since I really do love the block.

 Well, have a great day! and thanks for stopping by!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm impressed, and I'm with you.. following a monthly plan is tough. I like your idea of personalizing it, however, by making it bigger. have fun with that 3-color quilt. It'll be gorgeous! (Love that other block on your wall..beautiful!)


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