I met today with local “Favorites” BOM participants at Sew There! Quilts and More in Angier, NC. We get together on second Saturdays for show and tell followed by my tips and tricks for the current month’s block assignment. I am so proud of all who are making blocks month by month! The blocks are so unique and beautiful, and patchwork skills are improving, too.
Here are blocks by Joan. I find her use of primary colors so refreshing.
Kathy also sent a picture of her blocks. The shirting backgrounds add subtle differences to her compositions.
Marianne also tried her hand with BOM #4 with laudable results. Notice how the Ohio Star now looks like Four Crowns due to the placement of her burgundy 2″ squares. Another nice variation due to color can be seen in her Bird of Paradise block; sew creative!
Some participants are so enthusiastic about the project, that they have sewn sashing between the nine blocks of the center medallion and have added a border, too.
Helga was the first to send a picture of her progress. Love it!
Valerie has made great progress. I love the pink sashing and all those polka dots and check prints in the blocks!
Paula is making two quilts, one with 1930’s reproduction pastel prints, and another with bright tonals on a black background. I cannot decide which is my favorite.
Notice that Paula redesigned the Nine Patch units and purposefully turned the Four Patches in all four 12″ blocks in order to accentuate the light teal blue squares that comprise the diamond motif.
Chris has also been working diligently on her “Favorites” quilt. After sewing the blocks together, she realized that one of the Four Patches was not oriented correctly. (Can you spot it?) Not to worry, she has fixed the wayward patchwork.
Sarah has been a cheerleader for the “Favorites” quilt, often proofreading the instructions and giving helpful comments about additions/corrections I should make prior to publishing them. Believe it or not, she has completed her quilt top! You can see that she included some of her favorite blocks, modifying the pattern. How do you like the black and white checkerboard border? Way to go Sarah!
If you are also anxious to add sashing and the border around the center medallion, I have published the instructions on the “Favorites BOM QAL” page of this blog. Please share a picture of your project by emailing it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org).