The end of May is one day away, so I wanted to update you on my BOM and QAL progress. I’ve been trying to keep up with three monthly block of the months and one weekly quilt along. Whew! Plus, there’s a new BOM starting that I will be participating in. I know, busy as a bee (which is a clue for this BOM).
Let’s start with the Quilter’s Planner Sew Along. I just love these little blocks! I’m focusing on one color of the rainbow for each month, so for May, I chose blue. The Essex yarn dyed linen in black is a perfect background for the Alison Glass fabrics I’m using.
The original pattern has the blocks finishing at 12″ square. I’m making mine smaller, 6″ and 3″ finished. Those are some small pieces in that little block! Here are the “littles” all together:
The other monthly project I’m working on is the Heartland Heritage BOM. This month’s block is called Puppy Love. It’s almost hard to see the puppy at first, but it’s there. I’m not sure if I’m going to fit this one into the baby quilt I have planned for these blocks. We’ll see once all of the blocks are finished.
I’m trying to stay caught up with Amanda at The Patchsmith and her Patchsmith’s Sampler Sew Along. These blocks are 6″ finished and Amanda has been providing excellent tips each week for piecing the blocks. I’m missing one block, but here are blocks, 9, 10 and 12.
Isn’t that schoolhouse block adorable? I love using my scraps to make these blocks. There are so many possibilities!
I’m really happy to announce that Jacquelynne Steves has another free block of the month starting in August, Save the Bees. I’ll be one of the participating bloggers again this year and I’m so excited to make this one! Sign ups have just started and Jacquelynne will have kits available as well (optional of course).
Last but not least, my Summer Fun Quilt Along starts this Friday, June 1st! I’m so glad to know that many of you will be making this wall hanging with me. This is a free quilt along, and you don’t need to sign up for anything. If you follow my blog through email, you’ll get the updates delivered right to your inbox. If you follow my blog through Bloglovin’ or another RSS feed, you’ll find my updates there. Otherwise, just type in The Crafty Quilter and the most recent blog post will be there. I’m going to add a Summer Fun QAL tab to my menu bar as well for easy reference.
I hope you’re having a great week. Happy quilting everyone!