I intended to show you my progress on these quilts every week on Monday, but I’m sure you’ve noticed they are happening a bit more sporadically than that. I have decided that it’s better to post when there’s actually some progress to post about than to show nothing. I think I have made some decent progress since the last post so I hope you enjoy….
2012 8-inch Sampler Quilt from all different Quilt Along’s, Block’s of the Months, and my Own Ideas!
I have two of every block made for the Blogger’s BOM including the newest one. I’m still moving a bit slower on the New York Beauty Quilt Along but did manage to make two more since the last post. I think these are really going to add some jazz to this piece – and I can’t believe I’m actually making them – I never saw myself doing this ever! I still only have the sole Mariner’s Compass Block done from the aid ofChris Lynn Kirsch’s class and her new self-published book, Compass Capers. I will definitely be making at least one more of these for this piece. I have found another Quilt Along to add into this quilt – the Crumb Along. I am slightly tweaking things from it to fit with what I’m doing (ie – I’m just making two blocks of each design she shows) but I think they’re going to add another great dimension to this quilt! So far I have 25 8-inch blocks made and I am LOVING this quilt! You can see what everyone else’s blocks for the Quilter’s BOM look like in the flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/bloggersbom/pool/with/6789066490/ and for the New York Beauty Quilt Along in this flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1900096@N20/ and for the Crumb Along: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1722689@N25/
The Craftsy Block of the Month
I made the two Wonky Log Cabin Blocks for May today. They were fun. The second one was a bit tedious but I do like how it sort of looks like a flower. And here’s the Craftsy Block of the Month Flickr Group if you want to see what others’ looks like: http://www.flickr.com/groups/craftsyblockofthemonth/
Next up: 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. Nothing new from me…but I do have plans to work on my May block this week…
- Overview of the Block of the Month Club
- Block of the Month Pre-Cut Kits
- Block 1:
- Block 2:
- Block 3
- Block 4
There are TWENTY Block tutorials up now! Which means – you can finish your quilt (if you wanted 20 blocks – if you were okay with less you should be fine already :) I have all of mine made AND I have my quilt top pieced. I could have revealed it to you now but I’m going to wait a blog post or two before I do just to keep you excited. I did make a different sashing/border strip for every side of the block. I cheated slightly on the cornerstones but trust me – it looks AMAZING! Stay tuned for more sashing tutorials as well! I would LOVE to see how yours is coming along! PLEASE post your block photo’s to the flickr Group: Home Sweet Home Quilt Along Flickr Group:http://www.flickr.com/groups/1850682@N20/