RSC Main Street - April

Guess what? It’s booooooonus month! There’s five BOMs Away Mondays in April, so I’m double dipping on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I finally made it up to OKC this weekend to see the Dude in state Academic Team finals. (They’re the runner ups!) And also went to Savage Quilter, because their website had a gray Dimples fabric that’s pretty close to the one I’m using - but I want'ed to see it to be sure. (The original gray was discontinued. Don’t take five years to finish a project, peeps!)

Main Street Rainbow by Katie Mae Quilts

It was definitely close enough, so I bought a yard. (I only needed about 9”, naturally. But I’m not running out this time!) Then this morning, I stripped together the long sashings, added them to the already made color blocks, and started on the pieced cornerstones. And made one more color block.

It doesn’t look like much (because my husband made me clean the garage for four hours in the afternoon instead of sewing!) but it’s well on its way to being the last six blocks now. I’m going to try to pull out something from every scrap bin as a daily leader/ender to finish the color blocks, and hopefully NOT wait until July and the next five-Monday month to stitch it all together!

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BOMs Away - Eternal Bloom Center Block F

Wait a minute - I went from D to F! Oops! I guess the E blocks are the purple buds. I wanted to do the butterfly instead, but it doesn’t really matter anyway. It’ll all get done…eventually…

Eternal Bloom by Katie Mae Quilts

So this! It always amazes me how all these bits and pieces go from this…

Eternal Bloom by Katie Mae Quilts

…to this! And yes, I did get a yellow bit sewn with the wrong side out. I’m hoping you won’t be able to tell when it’s all together. If you can tell - quit looking at my quilt so closely!

Eternal Bloom by Katie Mae Quilts

This is the center piece now - just a couple little buds to piece next month, and then putting it all together. I even cut the big center black pieces so I just have the little blocks and then alllllllll the sewing. Just five months to put together one 18x38” panel. Sheesh.

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BOMs Away - Veggie Patch Radish

Are you ready for a radishing good time?

Radish - A Veggie Patch Quilt Block by Katie Mae Quilts

(Photo by Lori Barbely / LoriBarbely.com)

Mmm, that photo makes radishes look more delicious than they ought to be. Wait - no - we love veggies this year! Yay radishes! Great in salads! Smaller block so it doesn’t take as long to put together! Love them radishes!

Get the printer-friendly instructions here! 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.

I’m using a variety of Kona browns for the background fabric this time. 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!

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BOMs Away - Quilts of Valor March

No presentations this month, but after February - that’s okay! I reached out to a couple guilds and set up some tentative meeting dates, printed some new postcards with the Friendship Chain blocks to drop off at my local quilt shops, and did a bit of piecing.

Quilts of Valor Panel by Katie Mae Quilts

I finished a top, but totally forgot to take pictures of it! I also pieced these border blocks for a panel. It’ll get a red border first to bring it to the proper size for this border. And then I need to decide what to do in the corners - a plain half square triangle, or a simplified birds in the air block?

Friendship Chain by Katie Mae Quilts

I worked on Friendship Chain using a layer cake, and while I think it’s quite nice, it’s a little too complicated for a pattern. There’s a bit too much “if your layer cake doesn’t have 21 neutral squares, you need X yards to replace every four missing squares...” I’ll still finish this one as an example and eventually a QOV donation.

Quilts of Valor Sampler by Katie Mae Quilts

And finally - or firstly, I suppose! I made three more blocks for my almost-local shop’s monthly sampler. We did indeed get a $15 coupon in February, so I dove into the RWB stash and came up with these…uh…random bits. Whatever - there’s going to be nine months of 6” blocks, they’ll all come together in the end, right?

My goals for the next month are to get two tops finished, quilted, and donated! And keep on working on growing the area.

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BOMs Away - Jack's Chain Green

Another quick set of nine patches for my Jack’s Chain! I only made two because I have no idea where I’m actually at with this project. I have enough white cut for one more block, but is that because I only need one more block? Is it just where I stopped cutting? Who knows? Certainly not me, the one piecing this quilt. Sigh.

Jack's Chain by Katie Mae Quilts

The one on the right is a sneak peek at Friday’s finish and a scrap from the Best of the PacNW. The other one is just bright and cheerful and sparkly and a strip the right size was on the top of the scrap bin. Hey - whatever works!

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See also: Monday MakingMain Crush MondayDesign Wall MondayMoving It Forward MondayLet’s Bee SocialWiP on WednesdaysMidweek MakersRainbow Scrap ChallengeOh Scrap!

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