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October 3, 2015
Vacation Time Mystery BOM 2015 from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

So ends another great year of Pat Sloan’s mystery BOM. 2015 was the year for long summer vacations, immortalised in blocks depicting the fun things we see and do on vacation.


I decided to deviate from the pattern a smidgen (that is the rebel in me) and add the psychedelic and hypnotic wavy print from Weeds by Me and My Sister Designs for Moda. It creates a great effect as if the fabric is moving. I was getting woozy as I was cutting the sashing and borders.


The blocks are a combination of charm pack solids from Moda and ...

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MORE Boutique Items and a couple of things for me... from Pointless Quilter

September is my month that I set aside to make boutique items for our local guilds annual fund raiser, a holiday boutique.  I feel its my responsibility to keep our guild alive (I love great speakers and workshops and our guild is good at that).  Our guild helps our community and learn.  So I try to make as much stuff as I can.  Here are a few more items.

I've made Christmas and Halloween little gift bags, and thought people would give little gifts at Valentines too.

More cord cozies. 

Won these 5" squares at one of the guilds ...

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October 1, 2015
Moccasin Block of the Month Club - October from Gen X Quilters

The Moccasin Block of the Month Club is in the home stretch! The October block, called Independence Square, has basic piecing that will sew up in a flash. These two blocks are last of the orange and yellow colorway blocks.  Next month, we will work on the white/blue setting blocks that frame the Dresden.  And then it's quilt top assembly time!  I can't believe we're getting close.  I know you all have worked very hard on these blocks, and it will all come together soon.  So exciting!
Fabric is Cotton Supreme Solids by RJR Fabrics for ...

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September 30, 2015
Hoop Sisters Sewn Seed BOM @Quilters Depot! from Jenn's Quilters Depot Blog

BOM– Hoop sisters—New Session Saturdays:    

Do you love to use your embroidery machine?  Have you seen the Hoop Sisters Sewn Seeds BOM?  If not you should check out Jenn’s sample.  No it’s not done, but it’s coming along enough for you to get an idea.  We are starting a new session on Saturdays for those of you who want to do this BOM.  The first month you will need to be at the store for a few hours (approximately 2.5 hours) so that I can tell you the tips and secrets and you can make ...

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 Vickie S. has been working on her Ruby Short McKim blocks.  Vickie is going to be one of the teachers during this BOM at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The first meeting is Friday, October 2.  Call the shop for information and to register.
 This is another block that Vickie did.  You won't want to miss this BOM
This is a close up of her block.  Vickie uses the fuse method of applique and does lots of top stitching.  I sure would like to learn how she does this.  Her block is stunning.


Doll Bee, Thursday ...

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September 28, 2015
Globetrotter Quilt Complete from ColorBar Quilts

I am slowly stitching away at my unfinished tops. My latest finish is my Globetrotter quilt.  Originally blogged about here.  I also heavily Instagramed this quilt (sorry).  This quilt is was started back in 2014.  The blocks are from Pat Sloan's block of the month called Globetrotter.  I have added some flying geese myself and changed up the boarder a bit to make it my own. 

This quilt is approximately 57" square. I quilted it on my Juki TL-2200QVP using Glide and Prema Soft thread.   This quilt has two layers of batting 100% cotton and 50/50 both from ...

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September 21, 2015
DESIGN WALL MONDAY from The Proficient Needle

I spent a few days last week prepping some of the applique parts for my next project.  It doesn't look like much yet, but with so many little pieces, I'm working from the bottom layer to the top.  This is part of a pattern by Esther Aliu, that she has been sharing on her Yahoo Group.
I'm trying to decide how large I'll make this quilt.  My original plan was just to work on the centre and make a small wall hanging that I can enjoy.  My guild has begun another BOM quilt project, and I ...

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Taking it Slow from Alamosa Quilter

This weekend I spent most of my sewing time hand stitching.

I'd really like to finish this and enjoy it on the wall instead of on my lap.

Click here to see a full view photo of this project before I began quilting it.

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September 18, 2015

 When I stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop yesterday I got a look at these lovely blocks.  Marilyn is having a new BOM that you won't want to miss.  The BOM is Farm Girl Vintage By Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet.  You can take a look at Lori's blog where she talks and shows pictures of her new book here.

Experience life in the country with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet! This book gives you the ability to mix and match as you please! Farm Girl Vintage includes bushels of blocks and ...

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September 16, 2015

 Do you remember this beautiful quilt block.  I have previously showed it.
 I showed you this block too.  Vickie S. made them and she will be the first teacher for this new BOM.
Above, Chris explains to customers and students about how they too can make these stunning blocks as well as learn new techniques.  These patterns are from McKim Studios.  You can learn a lot when you participate in the Ruby Short McKim Flower Basket BOM which starts at the Attic Window Quilt Shop in October.  These lovely 12" blocks can be made using various techniques, which you will ...

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September 15, 2015
Aurifil Designer Mini – September from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

I can hardly wait until mid month to see what fabulous mini the 2015 Aurifil Designers have made. This months mini is designed by Valori Wells. A modern, improv piece made called ‘Indigo Crossing’. The naive stitching completes the design. I love the fabrics that Valori has used in this mini.

Indigo Crossing

Using my stash of Hawthorne threads Etched and Bengal fabrics, I re-created my own version of the block working the geometric prints of the fabric and selvages into the block. The selvages of the Hawthorne threads in house prints are so cute. They read, ” From Two Love Birds who ...

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September 14, 2015
Design Wall Monday–September 14, 2015 from Creations by Melinda

Today on my design wall is my Allatoona BOM House Quilt.  I spent some time last week and got it caught up through the 9th month.

0915 9 Block Quilt

I got all the checkerboard pieces sewn together and even have the rest of them done and just patiently waiting for the blocks to be made.  I am really liking it.  It calls for 4 borders after this.  First will be a small border of the lime green, followed by slightly larger but still very small of the white dots and then another tiny border (1/2 “ finished) before a wider finishing border.  I ...

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Cozy Afternoon BOM, block 5 from The Crafty Quilter

Hi everyone!  I’ve just finished the last applique block for the Cozy Afternoon BOM from Jacquelynne Steves.  You can find out the latest information for this month’s block here.

cozy block 5 copy

I’m so excited to see what everyone’s blocks will look like once they’re put together. And I’m excited about this month’s giveaway, too! You’ll find the details toward the end of this post. First, here is what my final appliqued block looks like:

cozy block 5 a copy


I’m cheating a little bit in that I haven’t finished stitching around the applique shapes. It makes such ...

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September 9, 2015
Catching up from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

I finally caught up with my BOMs. Last months Aurifil Designer mini is Grow Up by Nancy Rink Designs. Made with Hawthorne Threads in house designed fabrics Bengal and Etched and pieced with Aurifil 2024 50wt cotton. Read the interview with Nancy and download the pattern at the Auribuzz blog. I replaced the appliqué flowers with the hexagon print from Etched to complement the geometric nature of the baskets and prints. I love antique baskets blocks. These ones finish at 4″ x 4″.



The other BOM I have been following is Pat Sloan’s Vacation Time . Ferris wheel was the ...

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September 6, 2015
Accepted.. from Essie's Quilts

Good news, got the official letter in the mail quilt has been accepted at the OEQC and is definitely going to Maastricht in October.

Gisteren viel de officiёle brief op de mat (nou ja.. eigenlijk viel het in de brievenbus)..mijn quilt is geaccepteerd bij de OEQC en gaat in oktober naar Maastricht.

Most of the background quilting is done, only the borders left to do, and lastly some finishing touches with beads.

Het meeste quiltwerk is nu gedaan, alleen nog de randen te gaan..en dan de puntjes op de i door met wat kralen te versieren ...

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September 2, 2015
September 2015 BOM - 2 Fer block! from Aussie Hero Quilts

Hi everyone,

For those who don't know me, I've been a bit quiet around here lately, but JM needed a BOM for this month, and I was happy to step back up to the plate, so to speak!

I'm calling this month's BOM the 2 Fer block, because depending on the layout you use, you can achieve a combination of 3 different looks....but I only physically sewed two of them!!!  These blocks end up 9 & 1/2" unfinished (ie before you put them into the quilt).  Whilst there's 3 possible layouts, for the SEPTEMBER ...

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September 1, 2015
Moccasin Block of the Month Club - September from Gen X Quilters

Block #10 (Blueberry Pie)
The Moccasin Block of the Month Club goes back to some traditional piecing for the September block.  Don't worry folks... there are quite a few pieces in this Blueberry Pie block, but you are in the home stretch! I love pretty much all variations of stars and starbursts.  This block is definitely included.  We'll work with stitch-n-flip blocks this month to simplify how many pieces are needed.
Fabric is Cotton Supreme Solids by RJR Fabrics for my version of the BOM.

SHARE with US!
There are several ways to share your participation in the ...

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August 27, 2015
Boutique Time of the Year from Pointless Quilter

Three years ago, my quilt guild, Common Threads, started having an annual boutique in October.  It has been a wonderful fund raiser for our guild and we are starting to get a following of people who look forward to it every year.  I try to make as much stuff as I can and I also make some bigger quilts that I put on sale on consignment - the guild keeps 20% I get the rest.  The other stuff that we donate we get back if they don't sell.  We can pick the price we want the items to be sold ...

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August 21, 2015
Newsy: Epic Sampler BOM starts soon from Craft Gossip

Sampler QAL Starts October 2015Come October, Elizabeth (Don’t Call me Betsy) kicks off her third BOM event, calling it the “Epic Sampler”. There are two types of Block of the Months. In one, the host provides fabric along with the pattern; in the other, the host provides the pattern only. Both have their advantages, though I like the freedom of choosing my own fabrics. With the “Epic Sampler” you get to choose.

Samplers are made up of unique blocks sewn together to make a top. In Betsy’s mock-up, shown here, notice how her color choices make the design work as a whole ...

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August 18, 2015
Center medallion done… I’m getting there! from Tink Squared

Center medallion done… I’m getting there!

This 2009 block of the month has more flying geese in it than a person should have to ever make!  I finished the center block yesterday, and this time, instead of there being geese units that measure one inch by three inch, the outer geese blocks are a whopping six by twelve inches!

That’s more like it!  I didn’t need my glasses to find the pieces!  The entire block measures twenty-four inches square (finished).  I like the effect… I might have to play with the idea in a new quilt.

Today my goal is to get the sashings ...

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