BOMs Away - Veggie Patch Eggplant

Oooh, our first big one! The eggplant is longer than the last couple of blocks to accommodate its big butt…much like me. Except I don’t look near as good in purple!

Eggplant Block - Veggie Patch by Katie Mae Quilts

(Photo by Lori Barbely / LoriBarbely.com)

This is the first time you don’t really have a color option! I suppose eggplants might come in different shades, but really - purple is where it’s at. Party on, purple.

I’m working on a set of quilts for the Lilac Day Parade in Spokane, so I’m drowning in purple scraps right now. It’s fun, but oh so not my usual color scheme! I never knew how hard it was to blend purples until I started buying for this.

But the eggplant - you can just throw any deep purple in there. In fact, some of my scraps are almost magenta. It all goes when it’s scrappy!

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!

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!

BOMs Away - Veggie Patch Bell Pepper

You know, these veggies don’t have cute and catchy titles like the fruits. Why? I don’t know. I can’t think of any fun songs or phrases with bell peppers in them. I’ve got “you say tomato” for that one, but everything else? Maybe an “earful of corn”? (Groan. I’m sorry.)

Bell Pepper - A Veggie Patch Block by Katie Mae Quilts

(Photo by Lori Barbely / LoriBarbely.com)

Anyway, it may not have a cute name, but it’s a cute block! And like the carrots, you have plenty of color choices! Red, orange, green, yellow - pick your favorite! I went with red this time, but spoiler alert - there will be more than one in the final quilt layout.

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!

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!

BOMs Away - Veggie Patch Carrot

Who’s ready for the next round of scrappy blocks of the month? Definitely me - since I’m actually prepared this year!

Last year, I randomly decided to do Fruit Salad halfway through January, and winged most of the blocks as the year went on. It was still a great quilt, but the blocks weren’t a consistent size, and it was a bit stressful trying to get it together each month and at the end.

Not this year! This year, I have everything planned and ready to go. I’ll be posting on the first Monday of every month as part of BOMs Away. 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.

Veggie Patch Carrot by Katie Mae Quilts

(Photo by Lori Barbely / LoriBarbely.com)

So really - who’s ready? Because this month is a nice gentle start - just a skinny little carrot! And although this one is orange, consider going organic - carrots come in red, purple, yellow, and white. (In fact, several of the veggies can be different colors, so have fun digging through your favorite scrap bins!)

Get the printer-friendly instructions here!

I’m using a variety of Kona browns for the background fabric this time, and I used two different greens for the leaves because I know I’ll be using the extras elsewhere throughout the months. 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!

And so… Now that we’re back from winter break and ready to go in 2019! 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!