Modern Sunbonnet Sue's Musings

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BOM Quilt Started

I started a new quilt this weekend. As a member of the National Quilting Association, I have the opportunity to make a members only Block of the Month quilt. Each month, the association will post a pattern tutorial by an NQA certified teacher on their website.

The quilt is titled GalaxyThe pattern calls for assorted white prints and 4-8 different one-yard cuts of blue fabric or your favorite color. I downloaded the January BOM pattern and selected several red fabrics from my stash. Red is my favorite color and I have several one-yard cuts in my stash. I’m trying to use up some older fabrics, most purchased in the 1990′s. NQA certified teacher, Cyndi McChesney, of Colorado, designed the Prairie Star block and her instructions are easy to follow and understand. She utilized two different quick piecing techniques that made the block go together quickly. As well, the block sections were sewn larger than needed and trimmed down, for more accurate piecing.

Here is my completed block.

I certainly have several other projects to work on before starting a new quilt. But, a block of the month isn't too much time commitment. I only have to make one block each month and at the end of the year, I have enough blocks to make a quilt. How about you? Do you join BOM through your LQS, guild, or online? They are a fun way to learn new skills and all the planning is done for you. My quilting space needs cleaned out, so using up stash fabric is a bonus.

Happy Quilting!

Published Sun, Jan 26 2014 3:14 PM by Pamela

Comments

# re: BOM Quilt Started@ Sunday, January 26, 2014 5:09 PM

From the looks of your block everything came out precisely. and I love that when it happens. I really do like block of the month projects they help me become a much better quilter.

Deb

# re: BOM Quilt Started@ Sunday, January 26, 2014 5:09 PM

From the looks of your block everything came out precisely. and I love that when it happens. I really do like block of the month projects they help me become a much better quilter.

Deb

# re: BOM Quilt Started@ Monday, January 27, 2014 9:34 AM

I am currently working on a BOM; however I'm like 8 months behind and it was last year's BOM from a shop I purchase using their online shopping.  So I piece the blocks as I want and it will likely take me 2 years to finish as I piece and quilt by hand. I am making two sets as I go, one from the material they send me and the other from my stash.  I am also making it bigger by adding some other blocks I know will go with it all.  It has definitely helped me cut better and I am loving the portability of the piecing.

Jenia