BOMs Away - RSC Bonus April

Happy Easter! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. We went to a friend’s house for dinner, so I only had to make one part of the meal instead of slaving away in the kitchen all day. So nice! And it gave me lots of time in the sewing room to catch up on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge projects!

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Look at that pretty stack! Rainbow bits and pieces in all shapes and blocks!

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More specifically, it’s two yellow/blue churn dashes for my bee queen this quarter - since there’s only the four of us, I’ll probably make a few more before collecting up some goodies and sending them along. And then four little blocks for Main Street Rainbow - I think I need 11 total, so this brings me down to seven more.

And finally! I pulled out the whole box for Jack’s Chain and counted blocks. I only needed eight more to finish the nine patches, so I made those. And I counted and separated them into left-leaning, right-leaning, and non-leaning stacks, so I know exactly where to start next month.

Look at that - both of my Rainbow Scrap Challenges are nearing assembly and it’s not even halfway through the year! I mean, one’s from 2013 and the other is 2015, but whatever.

And 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!

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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!

And 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!

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

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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!