Tuesday, September 22, 2009

BOMs and BOMs and Stars

Been working on my 2009 Fat Quarter Shop Mystery BOM and I'm up to date! Block Number Four was the dickens to put together; I frogstitched and resewed a couple of seams before I had it right.

Block Number Five won't be here for another two or three weeks, and that's just fine.

The last week in October a bunch of us are retreating to White Oak and since I've bought the fabrics for setting the 2008 Mystery BOM, I think that is going to be my main project.

On the wall behind the BOMs, you can see some of the yield from the brown and aqua star swap that I organized -- oh -- more than a year ago. I've been putting the rows together as a leader-ender while I sewed the bazillion or more little bitty seams for Block Number Four.

Once I had these up on the wall to photograph, I noticed that one piece in Number Three was in wrong-side-up and I've gone ahead and fixed it.

The colors in these BOMs are not my usual choice, but I do love how they play together. And I like learning one new block each month.


9 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Good for you, catching up is such a victorious feeling. Ask me how I know... I'll tell you if I ever get there.

*karendianne. said...

Oh these blocks, I do love them. ...and I have some brown and aqua in my stash. Saved for a particular pattern. It's become aged though.

Lori said...

The block colors may not be something you normally would choose, but it's working! It looks like a lot of pieces too:)

Pat Deck said...

I learned a trick this weekend for getting those seams to match up better when you sew. Check out my blog. See you at Sam's Club in the office supply section!

Nancy said...

Lovely blocks. I like the colors.

Swedish said...

I love the colors! Gorgeous work!

Salem Stitcher said...

They are beautiful. It feels good to catch up (at least that's what I remember...haven't been there for awhile)!

Jackie said...

Your blocks are gorgeous! I'm a new quilter and I'm also in this BOM club but have been too timid to try them. I'll probably do them with some stash fabric first to make sure I can get it all figured out!

Ms. Jan said...

I agree, number 4 was tough. I need to color the diagrams in the future because I did some froggy stitching myself. We're on track! I do like many of these blacks and am saving the patters to use again.