In the past year or so I’ve become addicted to Block’s of the Month (BOM) and Quilt Alongs (QA). I love that each block is a new thing to learn and it’s finished quickly. I never thought I’d be a sampler quilt kind of gal but it looks like I am! They’re fun to do and in the end it’s great to step back and see all the cool pieces you’ve created come together into one quilt (or four or five table runners…) So…I’m participating in a *few* this year including the one that I’m running on my blog. Each Monday I’m going to try to post pictures of the progress I’m making on them all and the progress of those following along with the Home Sweet Home Quilt Along as well. I think it will be fun to watch each quilt grow!
I’m going to start with the BOM from FabricFascination. Sometime’s BOM’s are nice to just have the fabric all sent already precut for you – and that’s exactly what I’m doing with this one. Important Links to Participate (you don’t have to buy a kit to join in the fun!) Be sure to check out the blog posts from Kym – she show’s you different ways you can put the block together to make an entire quilt – too fun!
- Overview of the Block of the Month Club
- Block 1:
- Block 2:
- Block 3 (I haven’t gotten to this one just yet but should have it in next Monday’s post).
Blogger’s BOM Quilt Along from Canton Village Quilt Works
So, I’m a bit behind starting this quilt along but I’m going to show you all that it’s never to late to join in the fun! Sure I won’t have a whole month to finish each block – but who like’s to wait that long anyway? This way I’ll have to put them together faster and I’ll get to see the whole picture sooner! My first block was from the September Post – Sherri McConnell – A Quilting Life
Here is the rest of the schedule and links for the quilt along:
October – Vicki Welsh – Field Trips in Fiber
November – Stephanie Dunphy – Loft Creations
December – Pat Sloan – The Voice Of Quilting
January – John Adams – Quilt Dad
February – Amy Smart – Diary of a Quilter
March – Allison Harris – Cluck, Cluck, Sew
April – Amy Lobsiger – Mrs. Schmenkmen Quilts
May – Cathy Underhill – Cabbage Quilts
June – Pam Vieira-McGinnis – Pam Kitty Morning
July – Victoria Findlay Wolfe – Bumble Beans Inc.
August – Amy Ellis – Amy’s Creative Side
September – Sarah Fielke – The Last Piece
October – Jackie Kunkel – Canton Village Quilt Works (me)
And you can see what everyone else’s blocks look like in the flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/bloggersbom/pool/with/6789066490/
Home Sweet Home
The last quilt along I will talk about today is the Home Sweet Home Quilt Along I’m running on my blog. I’m really happy with all the blocks that have been shown so far and look forward to finishing the rest of them! Here’s how everyone’s progressing so far in the QA: Here are Diane’s blocks that she’s finished so far! PatDenino has created some super fun blocks with a few of her own ‘tweaks’. (LOVE the tweaks!) Quilties has these five blocks made so far! I’m seriously loving the whimsical look these blocks are going to make. And here are my blocks so far! The next two blocks will go up Tuesday and Thursday so be sure to join me back here to see what comes next!
Thanks for showing my BOM Kim. I really like those home sweet home blocks. If I wasn't already full to the brim with projects, I might take that one on.
Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs says
I love seeing all the different versions of the Home Sweet Home blocks – they are all turning out so differently!
Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting says
I just started mine this weekend at a retreat — As soon as I download the photos off my camera I will share them on the flicker site and my blog this next week! They are all so much fun to make! I am glad I decided to make them and join in the fun — better late than never! I am doing mine all in Blues with a touch of green and a tiny bit of yellow — but mostly Blues — Using Quilts by Barb's Hand dyed fabrics and Dye Candy Hand dyed Fabrics! Love them so much! Thanks for sharing!