Monday, December 10, 2012

BOM's Away: Another BOM in my future?

So I have gotten the Block of the Month fever and although the new Sugar Block Club BOM just announced a few weeks ago @ Stitchery Dickory Dock may not be the complete cure, I am sure it will alleviate a few of my symptoms!  It does not cost very much to join and I can use my own fabrics although I may delay my start and see if Husband might be up for a nice FQ pack for my birthday, lol!  Or I could start with my scraps for practice blocks and end up with 2 sets of 12 blocks by the end of the year.  I have enjoyed making practice Blocks for the Legacy Sampler BOM at The Old Craft Store, although I want everything to be perfect so I would probably do practice blocks anyways!.

I have been making the test blocks from 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!  I have to be honest though, I just feel like the fabric chosen for November's Block was rather modern and the fabric for the first block screams "country" to me.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the way this block turned out, but "Country" was what sold me on this BOM as I planned for the quilt to go to my mother for Christmas next year.

The Old Craft Store The Legacy Sampler.  Courage at Pickett's Mill--2nd block (November)
I know that they are not just using up out-of-print fabric or ends of bolts (that bright modern Red fabric is from the same line as Z's Christmas dress fabric that just came out a few months ago), but they just don't seem to go together as well as the sample picture of the finished Quilt.  Ironically, this is my husband's favorite completed block out of the 4 done so far.  I also signed up for the extra 4 blocks they are offering.  I know, I know, I just need to have patience to see where this BOM will lead me.  I have been glad to have come to count at The Old Craft Store as my local shop, the ladies there are just darling and of course baby girl loves their attention!  I jokingly say that we come for the fabric (for me) and the Grandmas (for baby girl)!
Martinique Test Blocks The Legacy Sampler.  Courage at Pickett's Mill

Recap for Past Blocks:
The Legacy Sampler:  Woven Union Block @ The Old Craft Store's First Saturday BOM Club (October-block 1)
The Legacy Sampler:  Woven Union Block Practice Block (October-block 1)
Next week I will update what blocks I have completed for the Grandmother's Choice BOW.


  1. The BOMs are fun to see what is the end result. Your blocks look wonderful.

    1. Thank you so much! I am enjoying making a mixed block quilt (My first, lol)!

  2. oh! That Sugar Block Club BOM looks interesting - a dessert recipe AND a pattern each month. . . yum! :D

  3. How fun! I may have to look at that BOM since I finished the Blogger one. :)


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