BOMs Away - RSC/PBJ August

Woohoo! The kids are back in school, and I'm back to regular sewing time! Which...is not really reflected at all in my BOM Sunday. 

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I made four orange blocks for my Main Street Rainbow, because both the RSC and PBJ challenge colors were orange! Must be something about late summer.

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But, since the 4-H fair is next weekend, most of my sewing was longarming the raffle quilt. And working on my own entry - which worked out because it used orange strips. So I didn't have to look far for my scraps!

It's good to be back in the sewing room...mostly because I have a bunch of stuff waiting for me! My fair entry, three t-shirt quilts, six more quilts for the longarm, seriously-I'm-going-to-write-these-patterns quilts... Oh, and training for two half marathons in November! 

So did anyone else work on their BOM? Or a project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Link up here or at What a Hoot!

BOMs Away - Temperature Quilt

This week, we were off to Space Camp for the Dude, and I brought along a couple projects to work on. But between an unfamiliar place (the iron was...spitty), an unfamiliar machine (my usual was in the spa for the week) and needing to entertain the Little Man, not much really got done. 

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I fixed a section that was wrong, and started on the next row. And I updated my spreadsheet through the summer, since the last time I worked on it was April. And...that's it!

BUT - summer is officially over - the kids go back to school on Wednesday - and I'm doing laundry and cleaning and getting everything ready to bounce right back into sewing. I should be highly motivated for, like, a week. Maybe even to the end of August! 

So did anyone else work on their BOM? Or a project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Link up here or at What a Hoot!

BOMs Away - SWOK August

Another summer month without a block, because I haven't been to a guild meeting since May! Somehow I managed to schedule every single summer trip over meeting days. Sigh. But summer is almost over and in September, I'll be back at the blocks.

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Until then, I made 2.75 partial blocks, and a few more of the four patches for the alternate blocks. So at least when the blocks end in October, I'll be close to setting them and finishing the sampler! 

So did anyone else work on their BOM? Or a project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Link up here or at What a Hoot!

BOMs Away - Pieceful Swappettes August

Guess what? It's MY month in my Instagram Bee! This is way more exciting than I thought - I'm really looking forward to getting mail. You know, other than the outrageous electricity bill after our two weeks of 110º+ heat.

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I had leftover pieces from making 8" sawtooth stars, and also a couple failed attempts at using 4" stars in my temperature quilt. (The blocks are perfect, but they look wrong. I'm thinking a square in a square instead. Anyway...) So I requested RWB blocks in any combination of 4", 8", or 12" - to be slightly different from the last Stars Upon Stars quilt.

And so I made the last four 8" blocks from my pieces and added in two 12" blocks just for starters. And now I wait to see what everyone else makes!

So did anyone else work on their BOM? Or a project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Link up here or at What a Hoot!

She's My Cherry Pie - a Fruit Salad Block

So, I'm super - SUPER - late on this one. Last week, I honestly thought there was another Wednesday yet to go in July, so this post was due...two days ago. Oops.

And then I realized I had an endoscopy two days ago, and ended up on the couch for the rest of the day, and of course I didn't finish my block in advance. Oops.

BUT. Since I'm skipping Friday Finishes for a month, I figured a Friday Fruit would work this time. It's summer, y'all. Just roll with it.

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All that to say - cherries! The Little Man's absolute favorite fruit of all time. We had a Rainier cherry tree in our backyard in Washington, and I had to watch him like a hawk when it was ripe because he would just pull them off and eat them non-stop. 

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In fact, he got more than a couple of my prop cherries during the photo session. Pretty much every time I turned my back to sew, another one or two would go missing. And once I was done, he was ready and waiting to feast on the whole bowl.

Needless to say, cherry season is our favorite. And so is songs about cherries. Hope you enjoy the earworm!

Scrappy Cherry Quilt Block

SUPPLIES

  • RED - (42) 2.5" squares; (4) 3" squares
  • GREEN - (2) 2.5" squares; (3) 3" squares
  • BROWN - (5) 2.5" squares; (4) 3" squares
  • NEUTRAL - (30) 2.5" squares; (10) 3" square

Note: I am using the same neutral (Kona White) in all my blocks

HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES

Scrappy Cherry Quilt Block
  • Cut ONE brown, ONE green, and ONE neutral from corner to corner on the diagonal. (Starching them in advance will help control the bias stretch!)

  • Pair one green/brown, one green/neutral, and one brown/neutral.

  • Stitch 1/4" along the diagonal edge.

  • Trim the HSTs to 2.5" square (I use the Quilt in a Day triangle ruler, so I trim before pressing.) 

  • Press seams open.

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  • Draw a line on the 3" neutral squares. Pair each 3" neutral square with the remaining 3" green, red, and brown squares.

  • Stitch 1/4" on each side of the line. Cut on the line.

  • Trim the HSTs to 2.5" square.

  • Press seams open.

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Layout the block as shown. (This one was too big for my layout board!) Stitch together by row, pressing each row in opposite directions. Press the final seams open.

Scrappy Cherry Quilt Block

She's My Cherry Pie - 20.5x20.5"

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