Monday, May 6, 2013

BOM-day and 100 Blocks Giveaway Winner

It's the first Monday of the month, that means it Block of the Month Day. Plus today is the day I announce the winner of my 100 Blocks vol. 7 magazine and block-made-by-me!

Blocks of the Month

I now have ten (!) BOMs in progress, plus my Block-a-Day project. It takes more than one day to make all my BOM blocks. I only managed three today.

First up, block 2 of "Toes in the Sand."  I'm making mine with Tula Pink's Salt Water, hosted by The Quilt Asylum in McKinney, Texas.  Julie Herman's "Hex and More" ruler makes these complex-looking blocks easy.

I'm on Block 11 of the 2012 Designer Mystery BOM, hosted by Fat Quarter Shop.  One more block and I'll be ready to put my quilt together -- I already have the setting blocks finished!  This block is "County Fair" designed by Julie Comstock of Cosmo Cricket. I used my new Bloc Loc "Flying Geese" ruler to make the geese for this block -- come back tomorrow to read my tutorial on this wonderful tool.

My oldie-but-goodie BOM is 2010's Patchwork Party. I'm almost halfway finished with blocks, five done:

Today's block is "Crazy Anna," designed by Marti Michell for Maywood Studio, kit by Shabby Fabrics.

I've managed to keep up with my Block-a-Day Chevron Quilt. Wednesday is the 50th day of Spring, and I have 50 blocks made as of today:

Giveaway Winner

Random number generator chose #4 as the winner of the 100 Blocks vol. 7 magazine. The winner is "Giddy99," who commented:

The Barn Swallows block was the favorite of those who commented, so I'm glad that's the one you like also Giddy! Please email me your postal address and I'll put the magazine and the block in the mail to you ASAP!

Come back tomorrow for my tutorial on the Bloc Loc Flying Geese ruler. I promise, this is the best way yet to make perfect Flying Geese!

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  1. WOW! I'm SO THRILLED; thank you!!

  2. Congratulations to Giddy! What a collection of projects you have under your belt - love the chevron style for its simplicity - but stunning effect.

  3. Love all your blocks. They have reminded me I have Patchwork Party blocks somewhere. Must go and find them. Congratulations to the winner of your giveaway. Hugs......

  4. Lucky Giddy! I love the chevron blocks, who doesn't love a rainbow?!

  5. Congratulations to Giddy! Your blocks are all fab, Marti. The chevrons are really eye-catching! :o)

  6. Your blocks are amazing! As always! I am loving the chevron-block-a-day too! (as you can see I am WAY behind on my blogs- and everything else!)


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