BOMs Away - Hearts for Sutherland Springs

Interrupting my BOMs Away schedule to make blocks for quilts to go to the victims of Sutherland Springs.

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AGAIN. Barely a month after I made blocks for Vegas.

I used the leftover backing pieces from my Quilts for Pulse. Because I really want to drive home the point that it's barely been a year since I put that one together.

I'm getting really, really tired of making these quilts.

It's being organized by Kim on Instagram, if you'd like to help out.

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

BOMs Away - SWOK Sampler #2

Second month of my local guild's sampler, and I'm enjoying the simplicity of these blocks! Though I'm tempted to replace the background center with the red. Maybe. I'll wait and see if any other block have background centers.

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They're all going to be nine patch based, so I've been thinking about setting possibilities. {Okay, pinning ideas, really.} I'm torn between a log cabin or an Irish chain alternate block, mostly. And I'd like to start making the alternate blocks with the regular blocks, so there's less to do at the end. 

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The Little Man and CC helped me take pictures. They're the best!

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

BOMs Away - Floating Stars DONE!

Woohoo! After a long time as leaders/enders, two Floating Stars tops are finished and heading out the door to my old Quilts of Valor chapter!

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They are pretty much the same quilt - just the reds and blues reversed.

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Actually, I suppose, if you flip one upside down, then it's the same quilt... 

Anyway, I got tired of these blocks sometime in September, whipped together the last three with scraps, and finished the second quilt this weekend. They'll go back to my Washington coordinator {since I don't have a local QOV anything!} and she'll have them quilted and donated up there. 

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I was given a stack of the flag fabric in the middle, already cut into 6" squares. I used 3.25" squares for my star points, and now I have 192 bonus HSTs to trim and utilize...somehow...somewhere... Let's just say that's not going to happen for a while. If I'm smart, I'll trim a few every day for a while. {IF being the important word there.}

I've already started a new leader/ender block - using the same rail fence as Bonnie Hunter's challenge this time. Stay tuned for that next month!

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

BOMs Away! - Eternal Bloom #7(A)

Well, I finally buckled down and worked on Eternal Bloom this weekend. But, only worked...

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...and worked...and worked... For what seemed like forever, and I still only managed to get the bluebells done.

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They are the outer ring of a complex leaf center, and I just gave up on getting that done, too. To be fair, there's 134 pieces in the bluebells alone, and another 116 in the center. There's only so much I can do in a weekend! 

Next month, I'll do the center and get it together. I don't have a deadline for the project, so there's no point in staying up all Sunday night just to finish one block. Heck, when I finish the main blocks and I have to work on the center of the quilt - that's just going to take a few months right there!

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

BOMs Away! - SWOK Sampler

When we moved to Oklahoma, one of the first things I did was join the local quilt guild. Well, it was by accident - I was looking for information about the Boy Scout troop that met at the church, and found out the quilt guild was there right then! So they pulled me in and wouldn't let me leave till I joined.

The yearly Block of the Month sampler started at the October meeting, and even though I reeeeeeeally don't need another project, I don't want to be that new girl who doesn't participate. They're already slightly suspicious of my modern roots! {I tried to explain modern traditionalism to them.}

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So I decided to do the blocks in RWB, and make it one of my Quilts of Valor donations for next year. I'm not a huge fan of samplers, so this will allow me to participate, but keep the quilt moving out the door. 

The first block is this star, using the Tri-Recs ruler. Which, I love any chance to use my Tri-Recs, so yay! Hopefully there will be more Tri-Recs, and more stars.

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