Monday, October 7, 2013


Being the first Monday of the month, today is Block-of-the-Month Day. I have so many BOMs in progress, I should devote every Monday to BOMs!

Today I started a new Patchwork Party project. The 2013 Patchwork Party blocks are pre-cut and ready to sew. I couldn't resist testing out the laser-cut blocks, and my first block, from Stitchin' Heaven in Texas, has convinced me to buy the rest.

The slightly darkened edges of the pieces are the result of the laser used to cut the pieces precisely.

The pieces went together flawlessly and quickly. What a great idea, to pre-cut the pieces!

Next up was the newest Mystery BOM from Ruth's Stitchery. Sonya created this project and presents a brief tutorial in the shop the First Thursday of each month. This month all we made was 22 half-square triangles (perfect thanks to the Bloc-Loc ruler!).

 Our Vintage Memories block party is nearly finished. This month is the center block:

I'm up to block 8 on Toes in the Sand. This quilt is made with Julie Herman's Hex N More ruler. I can't wait to see how the quilt comes together!

Only five  more BOM projects for this month!

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  1. I love your idea! I think I'm going to sew along by BOM's next Monday! I love how yours are coming out, didn't kow that about laser cutting, but it makes sense.

  2. Love the new Patchwork Party block and fabrics. Hugs......

  3. Look at all those blocks you have got made! You are amazing!

  4. OOhh weee baby....I do love those blocks! They are all fantastic.


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