Category Archives: Block of the Month

Fan Faire BOM

This fall our quilt guild, Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild, started a block of the month program (BOM). The pattern is called Fan Faire by Krista Moser and it uses a 60 degree diamond ruler. Each month we will have some cutting and piecing to do until we have a finished quilt top in the spring. I was away for the October meeting so I am trying to get caught up before we get our next batch of instructions. I just bought a bunch of O’Canada fabric so I thought I would make another donation for Quilts of Valour.

Here are the fabrics I’ve pulled so far (not the blue on the bottom of the stack). Don’t know if I have enough variation yet. I’m also not sure if I will use all of them or if I will have to do me a little fabric retail therapy.

It took me about 4 hours just to cut all the strips for the background and then sub-cut them into hexagons, triangles, trapezoids, half hexagons. Then I had to make 6 strip sets so that I could cut and piece the chevron diamonds for the middle of the quilt. I am officially up-to-date.

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I’ve got all 12 blocks completed from QuiltEssentialCo’s 2015 BOM program.  They just made their selection of coordinating fabrics available, so yesterday I went and got my yardage to complete my quilt.  I’ve come up with an on-point design that should finish at about 102″ x 102″.

I’m still chugging along with the 365 Block Challenge.  Life got in the way and I got behind by almost two weeks.  I’ve spent the last 3 days working hard to catch up.  Here are my week 9 blocks which includes the big 18″ centre medallian block.  By the end of the month we should be able to start assembling the centre section of the quilt.

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

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WIP

I’ve got several works in progress this month.  First, I’ve got my September and October blocks done for QuiltEssential Co’s 2015 Block of the month.  Two more blocks to go and then I have to come up with a quilt top design to incorporate the 12 blocks.

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I’ve been playing with layouts for my HST gift quilt:

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And I’ve made a bunch of blocks for my Leftovers VI quilt.  I still have no idea how I am going to lay them out

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Motivate Me Monday @Keeping it Simple

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Too Cute Tuesday @Funky Polkadot Giraffe

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

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WIP

I was great at keeping up to date with Quiltessentials BOM (block of the month) program until June and then I lost the handle. We are a week away from picking up August’s fabric bundle so I got my act together today and completed June and July.

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Little black dress lap quilt is almost done…I am just hand sewing on the binding.
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My scrumptious lap quilt has been quilted and trimmed. I just have to attach the binding and then hand sew it on the back.
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I’ve made no progress on Leftovers V.

Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Made by You Monday @Skip to my Lou

Motivate me Monday @Keeping it Simple

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I managed to get a little more work done on my Little Black Dress-2 quilt. I sliced the rows apart and added some wide sashing between each row.  I still need to add more to it to make it finish at a decent lap size.

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I also completed my block-of-the-month for May.

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

MondayMakers @ayliN – Nilya

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

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WIP, BOM and a new puppy

It doesn’t matter how many dogs we have had in our lives, I always forget how much work a new puppy is. I’m not sure I will be making my Feb ALYoF goal. By the time I get Spirit settled in my sewing room, it is time to take her out for a potty break. Don and I tag team who is watching her.

I did manage to finish the borders for my Quilts of Valour top. I hope to get them sewn on this week and maybe get the backing finished so that next week I can start on the FMQ before I head back to work on the 23rd.

Thank goodness the Feb BOM is a very quick and easy one so I managed to get it completed. That’s two months in a row….only 10 more to go.
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Here’s a couple of pictures of my sewing room helpers.  I love that Wally is holding a pink stuffy between his paws and Spirit is snuggled up next to him.  The second pictures shows why I can’t get much sewing done.  Spirit is all wrapped up around the legs of my chair so I can’t move it to get up and shift between my sewing machine and iron.  I love that cute, fat belly (you can check out Spirit’s blog here).

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Monday Makers @ayliN-Nilya

Made by you Monday @Skip to my Lou

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

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2015 Block of the Month

After a two year hiatus I have decided to participate in QuiltEssential Co’s 2015 Block of the Month (BOM) program again.  Their theme this year is novels and I picked “Bridges of Madison County” which features this pretty combination of tangerine/mango and grey prints.  The blocks finishes at 10.5 inches so that will make a nice sized quilt once all 12 are done.

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Here is January’s block all finished with 10 days to spare.

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