BOMs Away - Veggie Patch Carrot

Who’s ready for the next round of scrappy blocks of the month? Definitely me - since I’m actually prepared this year!

Last year, I randomly decided to do Fruit Salad halfway through January, and winged most of the blocks as the year went on. It was still a great quilt, but the blocks weren’t a consistent size, and it was a bit stressful trying to get it together each month and at the end.

Not this year! This year, I have everything planned and ready to go. I’ll be posting on the first Monday of every month as part of BOMs Away. The block will be free for a month until the next one posts - but don’t be too upset if you miss one. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Hopatong Community Garden, so you’ll be helping a great cause run by one of my good friends.

Veggie Patch Carrot by Katie Mae Quilts

(Photo by Lori Barbely /

So really - who’s ready? Because this month is a nice gentle start - just a skinny little carrot! And although this one is orange, consider going organic - carrots come in red, purple, yellow, and white. (In fact, several of the veggies can be different colors, so have fun digging through your favorite scrap bins!)

Get the printer-friendly instructions here!

I’m using a variety of Kona browns for the background fabric this time, and I used two different greens for the leaves because I know I’ll be using the extras elsewhere throughout the months. I also use the Quilt in a Day triangle ruler to trim my half square triangles.

If you’re joining me in these blocks, please use #veggiepatchquilt on Instagram or comment here so I can find your blog!

And so… Now that we’re back from winter break and ready to go in 2019! Did anyone else work on (or start) a BOM? Or a project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Or a few blocks for someone else’s charity project? Link up here or at What a Hoot!