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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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!

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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

BOMs Away - RSC/PBJ October

I made these blocks early Sunday morning, then spent the day working on other things and totally forgot to take their picture! So it’s a bit of a drab shot, as we have a storm rolling in. (Excuses, excuses - I know you come here for less-than-perfect photography!)

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This week was my little rainbow blocks - green for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, red-violet for Patterns by Jen. I also made a few of the grey alternate blocks, but those are boring. And now I just need twelve more to make the final row!

If I’m smart, I’ll do six in November and December. IF.

You know, if I don’t spend my Sunday working on other things.

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

BOMs Away - RSC/PBJ September

Another small bit of rainbow to round out the last row of my Rainbow Challenge!

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The RSC is blue - I think dark blue - but I went with a variety because there’s already so much blue in my quilt. I had to lay out the rows I already had finished to check for duplicates!

The PBJ color is red-violet, which…I don’t have a lot of, apparently! I had to slice these two off fat quarters. I thought I had some leftover from Berrylicious Dinos, but I couldn’t find the scraps. And it’s mostly purples and deep pinks, I guess.

So anyway, I went with those two and two red-reds. And I ordered the bit more of background that I need for the alternate blocks, so this will be a finish this year! (Okay, early next year. Let’s not get too excited.)

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

BOMs Away - RSC/PBJ August

Woohoo! The kids are back in school, and I'm back to regular sewing time! Which...is not really reflected at all in my BOM Sunday. 

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I made four orange blocks for my Main Street Rainbow, because both the RSC and PBJ challenge colors were orange! Must be something about late summer.

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But, since the 4-H fair is next weekend, most of my sewing was longarming the raffle quilt. And working on my own entry - which worked out because it used orange strips. So I didn't have to look far for my scraps!

It's good to be back in the sewing room...mostly because I have a bunch of stuff waiting for me! My fair entry, three t-shirt quilts, six more quilts for the longarm, seriously-I'm-going-to-write-these-patterns quilts... Oh, and training for two half marathons in November! 

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