I’m keeping up with
all some of the block-of-the-months (BOM’s) and quilt alongs (QAL’s) that I’ve signed up for. As I typed the word “all”, I realized the white lie I was telling. I’ve had to put two BOM’s and one QAL on the back burner. What was I thinking at the beginning of the year when I signed up for all of these? I’m sure some of you can relate; they were just too cute and intriguing to pass up. Let’s take a look at what I’m left with.
The Sugar Block Club is alive and well in my sewing room. As soon as April’s block was posted, I had it sewn together the next day. Amy has made another cute interpretation of a classic block, the Ohio Star.
I love the “sugar” blocks this year and how quickly they can be put together, yet still look intricate. The first four blocks are playing well together. I’m using a fat eighth bundle of Prairie by Corey Yoder for Moda fabrics. So happy and fun!
The Splendid Sampler blocks keep on coming and I’m just barely able to keep up. I enjoy the variety and the 6″ block size. Here are the last four I’ve made. The embroidered block took me the longest, but it was worth it!
Now I have twelve blocks finished and three or four to go. The dent in my Fig Tree stash is barely noticeable.
I am co-leading a BOM at my local quilt shop, and we’re making all of the blocks from Farm Girl Vintage, by Lori Holt. Each block has been a blast to make. We’re making the smaller size blocks (6″ finished), but we throw in a 12″ block now and then for demonstration purposes. Aren’t they adorable?
Behind the scenes, I’m getting ready to participate in Jacquelynne Steve’s next BOM, Maggie’s First Dance. Sign ups have begun, and I’ll have more to share towards the end of April. For now, I’m deciding on a color palette and getting my fabric together.
With all of this activity, I’d better get back to my sewing room! Busy, busy, busy!