Friday, February 19, 2010

BOM February

I just finished off the last two blocks for Amy's BOM. The fun part of block of a block of the month is the chance to keep trying out new blocks. I've seen most of these patterns before at some point or other, but never committed to making any of them. After putting these together, I can sort out the ones I would want to use in an entire quilt from the ones I'll just happily include in my sampler and call it good enough -- and maybe a couple that I will relegate to the orphan pile and forget about for now :).
These are the 6 blocks so far for the block of the month. Do you think that Amy, as a math teacher, realizes that there are three blocks each month? I think I'll leave out the ugly ones to make a nice snuggler size for a Christmas gift. So far that Florida star is a top contender for getting lost or forgotten.

Blackford's Beauty came together very nicely. It has cute little flip and sew corners that make a little star in the middle. I think this is one that Bonnie used in Jarrod Takes a Wife. I had always pondered trying it out. I can see changing the colors up a bit and trying out a dark center with two colors of star points. Add to that some scrappy corners and it would be a happy little quilt nicely put together from the strip bins.
The second one had LOTS of half square triangles. It is called Mosaic Star, and it came from a book called Grandma's Best Full-Sized Quilt Blocks. I thought the name rang a bell when I saw the pattern, and sure enough, I went and found it on my bookshelf. I guess it is a small world of quilters. It needed a little resewing because I twisted the four patches a bit, but other than that, it came together nicely enough. It is almost exactly the right size, just a quarter of an inch too big overall. Not bad at all in my opinion.
It is almost time to go pick the kids up now, so I'll go get all my little bits and pieces put away until next month. Thanks Amy for organizing the block of the month -- even if you should be calling it blocks of the month!

7 comments:

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

LOL
Yes dear---blockS of the month would be a better description! OR if I had decided to do FOUR a month, then it could be BOW (block of the week), but THAT would have been a bit too much for me.

Sadly, the Florida's Key West is almost my least favorite so far; it LOOKS easier to make than the others to non-quilting people because of the small amount of pieces It just doesn't "fit in" with the rest of them, despite the ol' method of templates...

My favorite so far is Blackford's Beauty; and I didn't realize it was the block used in Bonnie's Jared. Sure shootin---no WONDER why that quilt strikes me fancily :0)

Here's to it being Friday :0)

Quilter Kathy said...

I think these blocks are all great! I haven't tried the Mosaic Star yet, but it looks like lots of fun...I'll do that one soon for sure.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Your blocks look wonderful. I love the fabrics and colors you chose for these!

Linda said...

The blocks are great-love the colors-I agree with your opinion. The Florida block may be the one I skip if I run short on time.

Candace said...

Your vacation must have been wonderful, and looks like it has energized you (not that you don't stay energized compared to most) I love your blocks, although I agree about the Florida block, it's not my favorite either. I have seen pictures on 2 blogs of all the blocks together, and I think I need to pull mine out and take one too, I think they look really nice together.

Andee said...

Looking good! I like the colors you have chosen to use and I too am thinking of losing or redoing that Florida one! Glad I came to quilting after the cut a template for everything you sew fad was over!

Miss 376 said...

Your blocks look lovely, like the colours you've used