Friday, January 18, 2013

BOM Anyone?

2013 will be the year of the Block of the Month.  Up until now, I hadn't ever tried a BOM, but I decided to jump on board with this Riley Blake one when I saw the video instructions pop up in my email.  You can find the video on Riley Blake's website for their Mystery Block of the Month.

I decided since it was a RB BOM, I would use some RB fabric.  Remember Reubenita the Donkey?  Made with Summer Song?  Well, I am making these Mystery BOMs out of the same FQ pack.  

January's block is chevrons.  My block turned out kind of scrappy/choppy looking since I used dots and stripes, but I'm happy with it.

I also joined the Sugar Block Club over at Stitchery Dickory Dock, another BOM.  This one also comes with a sweet recipe included every month.

I was at a loss for what fabric to use when I decided that I would just use some more Summer Song, and in the end, maybe I can merge the two sets of blocks to make a sampler quilt.

So I set out to make the Sugar Block Club block for January, and after I got it cut out, I wasn't thinking that I was going to like it, but in the end, I'm happy with it, too.  I did use some yellow scraps in these two blocks, though.  I'm thinking I will have enough Summer Song to do both BOMs, and if I have to I can add in some scrap solids or prints if needed.  Here's the first SBC block, called "Snow Blossom".. mine's not very snowy, though.. more springy. :)

I'll have fun watching both of these stacks of blocks grow until I can put them into a quilt top.

Have a great weekend, we're off tonight to watch the Monster Jams (six year old boy's dream!), I think the Scooby Doo truck is even going to be there..

And off to Santa Rosa tomorrow for the weekend.  Dare I stop at Broadway Quilts?  My mind says yes, my piggy bank says NO! Maybe we should stick to the Jelly Belly Factory tour, or the Charles Schulz Charlie Brown Museum. Those things would be fun and cost less money and fun for the entire family.. :)

Happy Weekend!


Ellen said...

I like both blocks - I think it is a great idea to combine both BOM into one quilt.

They both look great! Have fun with Scooby Dooooooo :oD

sunny said...

Look at you go! I don't have a good history with BOM's, so I don't sign up for them any more. Good Luck with yours!!

Claire said...

Great idea to combine the two BOMs by using the same fabrics.

Fun! I saw that chevron mystery block yesterday and thought it was so pretty. I might give it a try, but I'm signed up for 3 other BOMs. I love how you thought to merge your fabric choices so you have the opportunity to put the blocks together. What a great idea! And I think your Summer Song Sugar Block Club block is beautiful!

Carla said...

I like your blocks and great fabrics too ; )

Hilachas said...

Nice blocks. You always seem to pick the perfect project. Your blocks look lovely together.

Marit said...

With temps creeping towards 0 F here, your warm spring tones look very enticing! Love the way the stripes in the chevron block make it look kind of shattered.

Jody said...

great blocks! I'll have to shoot myself if I made another pile of BOM or swap blocks--by the time they are done, I lose interest (short attention span, or creative mind?!? I prefer the latter!)Especially like the stripes on the chevron block.

I love the idea of BOMs but never joined in, may get inspired by yours!

Lisa Lisa said...

LOVE your blocks! So glad you joined the Sugar Block Club, and so glad I joined the Riley Blake BOM!! Can't wait to see how our quilts turn out!

I've always been a lover of chevrons. I think the scrappy looks really works. BOMs are addicting, so beware. :)

Karen said...

A year of BOM's, sounds like fun! You are off to an excellent start.

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