January BOMs Done: Paper Piecing and Patchwork

1/17/2013 01:09:00 PM

I have always wanted to participate in some Block of the Month clubs hosted by quilting blogs, but have always remembered about mid year.  Too late!  This time January came around and I didn't waste any time signing up.  I'm doing two this year and I'll have two great quilts to show for it around December.

The first BOM is hosted by Elizabeth at Don't Call Me Betsy, a wonderful quilting blog.  Hers is a paper pieced star quilt that will roughly be about lap quilt size.  I'm using my latest favorite quilting fabric, Saltwater by Tula Pink, and I've added some Flea Market Fancy, and random reds.  I've also ordered some blues to coordinate.

Here is the January star, Funky Star:

The second BOM is hosted by Gen X Quilters and is called the Sisters' Ten quilt.  You make two blocks per month, for a total of 10 blocks and spend the last two months of the year putting it together.   I love the traditional blocks set in a modern layout.  I think my very bright and happy Amy Butler fabrics, from her Lark range, are a perfect choice for me.   Set against the white background, they really pop and make a nice fresh look.  Those fabrics are quite daring for me, but do make me smile every time I see them together.

Here are the January blocks, called Grandmother's Frame:

I am doing the larger version of the quilt, which is an oversize twin, but I will probably add a white border around the whole thing to make it much larger.

To see the finished layout of either quilt top, click the link buttons that are found on my right side bar.  I can't wait to get started on February.  Now enough fooling around, I am trying to make handbag patterns, but I keep getting distracted by this gorgeous quilting fabric! 

Thanks for looking!

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  1. Beautiful Fabrics and I love the way you put them together

  2. Very pretty! I still haven't ventured into even simple quilting. These designs look really complicated


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