Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Old Craft Store BOM & Table Runner

Give A Hoot's BOM's Away Party
A Block of the Month finishing party, what a brilliant idea!  It's kind of convoluted how I found this group, but I just love the idea and I think it just might work for me.  Groups and linky parties are what get me going on my projects.  I mean I try to plan and block off time to work on my projects but it takes a little peer pressure to get things done sometimes to be honest.  My goal this next week is to get caught up with the Women's right to Vote Block of the Week.  I am finding many of the blocks a challenge to me, but its good for me.  Total, I am a part of 3 BOM (2 online and 1 at a local quilt shop) and 1 BOW.  My ultimate goal is to catch up of course, but that is so hard to do!

The Legacy Sampler:  Woven Union Block @ The Old Craft Store's First Saturday BOM Club (October-block 1)

The Test Block Table Runner Back
The Legacy Sampler BOM at The Old Craft Store has a monetary value to it.  If you bring the completed quilt block back on the designated Saturday (using the fabric provided) you get the next block for free.  So at the end I will have paid $5 for the club, gotten 12 blocks free and then I prepaid for the last 4-blocks needed for the quilt top.  They have a finishing kits too, but I plan to put my blocks on point and use some fabric from Connecting Threads to make a quilt for a family member for next year's Christmas.  My plans are to do a test block in the Martinique fabric line (I have a bit from several Moda Scrap Bags) so that I will end up with all the blocks for 2 quilt tops by the end of the BOM Club!  This time I made a few test blocks that I turned into a table runner which will end up as somebody's Christmas present!

Here is my 4th Practice block

The first 3 practice blocks made a great table runner!

I am Linking this post up to TGIFF's OctoberQuest party!  Get going on your WIP or UFO lists, link up to a TGIFF party each finished project and you could win one of two $50 gift cards from Mad About Patchwork!

If you are a blogger, check out the Traveling Stash Box I am giving away on this post HERE!  Its a part of a larger group of traveling stash boxes so click on the button to your left to learn about the others!


  1. Nice to see you! (thanks for sharing the linky's button) Hey, those practice blocks did make a really great table runner. :) And how lucky is that to have a set-up where you get the next block free if you finish and bring in the other one??? I'd fall for that, for sure.

  2. Those practice blocks look awesome!Love the quilting!


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