Monday, January 20, 2014

BOM'S & Design Wall

Greetings!  I have two more blocks completed for Lone Star Pizazz BOM from my LQS.  The dark green fabric on this first one was from my own stash as I horribly messed up the block on my first try.  That will teach me to complete those tester blocks before hand!  My piecing skills have definitely improved over the past year, though I am not perfect I am still proud of my work.  The Fourth block I just picked up on Friday looks really complicated, so I will have to be very careful with this next block.  If you have some BOM's of your own or you have a project you have broken down into monthly parts, you should consider linking up to What a Hoot's BOMs Away linky party( see HERE).  I know a few of you will see this post from that very linky group, but for those who have not, it has been so much fun seeing what BOM programs are out there and to know that I am not the only one that lingers in such an area!  My goal this year is to have 2 complete BOM'a completed.  That might mean I use those blocks in different ways than all together in one quilt, but I will have completed that month's block nevertheless!  HERE is a link to my current BOM's which you can also find on the tab at the top!

Block 2

Block 3

Design Wall:
I have a bunch of secret projects on the wall today that I can't show you quite yet so I don't spoil the surprise, however I also have the tester blocks for Block 2 above that I want to make into a quilt top this week.This one I can't quite wrap my head around how I want the layout to go right now.  I was thinking of a simple 9 by 9 with a border or a sashing between the blocks with the white fabric.  The center coral fabric is currently on sale at Connecting Threads for like $4/yard, so I am debating with myself if I should pick it up now for the binding and backing fabrics since I don't actually have a lot of pink in my stash this has been a hard quilt.  My goal was to make a rather girl baby quilt so I think that part is going in the right direction atleast!  I really want to join up with Judy's Quilt-along, but I am afraid I have too much on my list right now.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

I am linking up to:
Design Wall Monday with Judy@ Patchwork Times
BOM's Away with Lyn @ What a Hoot Quilts

*\o/* Cheers

Don't forget to check out the beautiful creations on the Kona Hop!

Day Nine

More Stars In Comanche
Buzzing And Bumbling
Quilting Quietly
Grammie Q's
The Quilted Cat
The Quilting Queen Online
Sew Incredibly Crazy


  1. Your piecing is really wonderful, Shanna. The BOMs are all so exciting and, like you, I would love to join in all of them. It's awful to have to make choices.

  2. Your blocks look great. Looking forward to seeing it all put together my dear.

  3. Wow, I admire your perfect piecing! I love the warm color palette with the orange and the purple. Your quilts are going to be beautiful!

  4. Hi, Shanna! Those are pretty blocks - going to be a gorgeous BOM quilt. I see that you're going to do the Farmer's Wife project, too - good for you! I've pieced a Dear Jane, and it's super rewarding when you get the darn thing finished. Well worth the time and effort. :)


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