Monday, January 7, 2013

January BOMs

 I'm happy to report that I am caught up on my January BOMs. There are a couple more that I'm contemplating signing up for but I haven't made up my mind just yet.

First is the And Sew On BOM:

Such a cute block!  I will admit that I took the easy way out and drew the lines on my ruler with a fabric marker instead of embroidering them on...what can I say, I was in a hurry to get to the next block :)
Super Penguin QAL: 
This block is actually from last year but it is from the latest set that has been released.  I WOULD be caught up on this QAL now if it wasn't for the fact that I have decided that although I like my blocks individually, I HATE them together.  Therefore, I will be starting over using a white background on all blocks to make it have at least a somewhat unified look. 
Sugar Club BOM:

I'm digging into my Denise Schmidt stash for this one (gulp!)  I'm extremely happy with the way it came out and cannot wait for next month's pattern!
Lucky Stars BOM:

I have decided on this BOM I will be using black and gray as my background fabrics- alternating every other block.  When using black as the background I will use gray and one other color and when using gray as the background I will use black and one other color in the design (hopefully that makes sense).  Again, I'm really happy with this block!
Threadbias Pretty in Patchwork Holidays Sew Along: 

January's project is the cute little paper pieced polar bear.  I did make a smaller version of him along with is little penguin friends as a wall hanging to give to my dad for Christmas but this one is for my family.  The first Christmas item I have been able to make for our family-better late than never :)  I did change up the back and made it an envelope back instead of one with a zip closure.  The back is red with light green polka dots--LOVE IT!
OKC Modern Quilt Guild BOM:
These are the fabrics that I chose to use.  I did finish this block but the lighting was bad so the picture will have to wait.
Frosted Pumpkin Woodland Sampler:
Almost done!  Soooo cute!
Frosted Pumpkin Winter Wonderland Sampler:
Not much progress on this.  I'm kind of working on it in my spare time since there's nearly 11 months before it needs to be done.
And I finally got my fabrics from The Connecting Thread.  I went a little crazy with their end of year clearance.  The bottom left shows all of the fabrics together and the other pictures have them broken down into categories/collections - clockwise from top left:
Manly fabrics (brother approved) :P, Parlor Pets, Bookish, Soaked, nautical fabrics, and the whole order.
And I am extremely proud that I went to JoAnn's and came out with exactly what I needed, no more, no less.  I now have the white for the background of the new Super Penguin blocks, the black fabric for the backing of the Pervalong Wall Hanging (yes, I have finally decided !!!), the binding for the How Far Will You Go Quilt, the binding for the Pervalong, and some super cute fabric for a pair of pj pants for Squeak :)


  1. You have been sew busy! I found you through the Monday Morning Link Up. I love the fabrics you have chosen for your OKC Modern BOM so I will be back to see the picture of your finished block ... :) Pat

  2. Love the blocks. I am wanting ot get into at least one more bom -- do you have any suggestions? I very much like the sugar club, Lucky stars and threadbias blocks and if any of these are avaliable online I would appreciate a link.

  3. Look at you! Love those blocks, and those Denyse Schmidt prints are gorgeous -- I had to pick up a few of them too this month! :)

  4. Ooh you've been busy! So many great blocks! And looks like some fun fabric shopping!

    Love your fabric choices for And Sew On!

  5. Hey, that's not an easy feat, going into JoAnns and coming out only with the "list" items. :) You are a BOM superhero! Kudos for having them all up to date. *LOVE* the polar bear. :D

  6. Wow, you are one busy person. Il love your sampler winter is always my favorite for stitching. I have never done a block of the month, sounds like a fun project with much less stress to finish. Happy stitching, Kristin. Visiting from Plum and June link up.

  7. Your blocks look great! I also am going to try the Woodland sampler - just need to get the supplies.

  8. Busy, busy, busy I see some very interesting things!

  9. Wow you have been busy and what neat blocks! Beautiful fabric to be added to your stash too! Thanks for sharing.
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  10. So productive! I'm glad I found your blog so I can see more in the future!