BOMs Away - Jack's Chain Yellow

I am in the midst of prep work for a Quilts of valor presentation next weekend, so while I took a short break for block of the month sewing this weekend, I didn’t work too hard on it.

Nine Patches by Katie Mae Quilts

I stitched up two yellow Jack’s Chain blocks, because I honestly don’t remember how many blocks in each color I need. I did four in every color at first, but I’m pretty sure I have most of the rainbow now but not near enough blocks. And the last time I did yellow, I went with lighter and mustard-y shades, so I chose these two to brighten it up.

I had exactly enough of the tulip fabric - leftover from the backing of my tulip pillow, leftover from my mother’s stash from the 80s. So that’s a really lovely scrap to have in this.

And now, back to the QOVs! We have a big presentation next weekend - seventeen veterans - and I’m providing ten of the quilts. So there’s been a lot of longarming and binding and labeling and washing and… Yeah. Expect a big update for next week’s BOMs Away!

So… 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!

BOMs Away - RSC Jack's Chain Red

Another week, another old project out of the box! This time, it's my Jack's Chain, which I haven't touched since 2017. Oh dear. I think I didn't like the red then, but time has definitely changed my mind.

Jack's Chain by Katie Mae Quilts

The red looks great, right? Since I already have most of the nine patches done, I made all of the side triangles that will fill out the outer rows. They need to be trimmed and everything needs a good pressing, but it's a new start! Maybe I'll finish a Rainbow Scrap Challenge for the first time in years!

So… 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!

BOMs Away! - Jack's Chain Orange

Whew. I think the worst is over, and I'm finally getting some real sewing time! By blatantly ignoring the mess behind me...I have until November to fit a longarm in that spot, after all!

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So I dug out my orange scraps and the Jack's Chain box and made my little nine patches.

And that one on the bottom left? That's my favorite fabric ever, and that's my LAST PIECE. Well, I think there's maybe a couple strips of it in the 1.5" bag, but it's essentially gone. I cut the selvage off years ago, so I have no idea what it is. Sniff. Bye, pretty little orange fabric. 

So did anyone else work on blocks of the month? Link up here or at What a Hoot!

BOMs Away - Jack's Chain

I have never been so excited to cut half-rectangle-triangles! This month, the Rainbow Scrap Challenge is yellow, and yellow is one of the few colors I did back in 2015 when I started this. {Quit judging me.} I decided to patiently wait out any setting cutting or piecing until one of my already-finished colors came up. Five full months of patience! It's a miracle, people.

So I cut my triangles and another bit of background. And did my piecing. {Which, the pattern has a template to cut off the dog ears. Use it. It makes a huge difference in lining up headaches!}

And finally! I get to see what I'm actually doing with all these nine patches! And oh my, it is worth it.

I'm still not positive about the red - I don't want it to overpower the quilt, but I like the way it looks on the pattern cover. I think it helps define the rings more? But then my red nine patches will kinda blend wrong. But if I change to all the white background, it'll be obvious that the nine patches have a different background? And I absolutely draw the line at redoing the nine patches.

So I don't know yet. I can pick off the red and use it in a Quilts of Valor, easy enough - even a Jack's Chain QOV!

I guess I have another few months to think about this, and a nice long road trip soon enough for some seam ripping! How about everyone else? Link up here or at What a Hoot!

See also: Monday Making, Main Crush MondayDesign Wall Monday, Moving It Forward MondayScraptastic Tuesday, Let’s Bee SocialWiP on WednesdaysMidweek Makers, Sew Some LoveRainbow Scrap ChallengeOh Scrap!

BOMs Away - Jack's Chain Green

  I am definitely going to have to agree with Pantone here - green is a great color.

I quite enjoyed pulling out my green scrap bin and making these up. In fact, while it was out, I pulled a few more greens for a Greenery project. There's a Greenery quilt challenge due at the end of the month, and I know I'll only qualify for the top. {If that!} But it's worth a try, right? Especially if I get to look at all my fantastic greens again.

Anyone else doing a scrappy or regular block of the month? Link up here or at What a Hoot!

See also: Monday Making, Main Crush MondayDesign Wall Monday, Moving It Forward MondayScraptastic Tuesday, Let’s Bee SocialWiP on WednesdaysMidweek Makers, Sew Some LoveRainbow Scrap ChallengeOh Scrap!