Challenges and BOM

2017-03-13 20.19.43I started 2 challenges and a BOM mystery to use up some fat quarter bundles I have. I like to piece some easy blocks, with the math already done, to keep me in practice. I have been doing Pat Sloan’s Solstice challenge but exactly half the size listed in her patterns with a 1.25 inch frame around them. I had a really big bundle of a cute red and brown so I thought I could make it stretch to do the challenge as well as her BOM mystery The Children’s Library. However, I got all the blocks mixed up in my drawer of loose blocks. AND I MADE 2 of this months. Hope I don’t run out of fabric! Where are my clear block storage boxes?2017-03-13 18.26.40

I am doing a weekly NQC challenge and I am keeping up. I won this fat quarter bundle. It is Firenze from Connecting threads and I am super impressed with it. I would buy their fabrics anytime. It has a nice hand and the prints are really nice.

Overall I am finishing customer quilts and here are a few I have done in the past couple of weeks. I did a loopy flower on the yellow quilt. I did a red thread with loops and snowflakes for the snowman panel quilt. They are so fun! I love seeing all the quilts and get great ideas from other quiltmakers. I think that’s why I love doing challenges and BOM’s too. The fun part is if there is a Facebook page or Instagram where you can interact with other people, and see what they are doing. It is really fun and I would recommend it. Click on the pictures to see detail

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While I am waiting for the perfect thread color for my next quilt, I loaded my scrap vomit quilt on. I am doing straight lines with a copper thread in organic placement. I love this quilt. I am gonna talk about it more on the podcast later this week. This quilt  breaks every rule that I thought were “musts” when making quilts. I will tell its story later so watch for the podcast!

Vicki

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