Monday, March 4, 2013

BOMs Away

More fun, and much less time-consuming than UFOs is working on BOM blocks. This 12" "Winged Square" block was already mailed to Cindy in the Mid-Century Modern Bee (MCMB). At her request, the background fabric is Kona Snow.

Also, for the MCMB, this 9" Hugs and Kisses block is for Debbie. She's making a low-volume quilt. I was glad to include in it an Aboriginal print I picked up in Australia. It's the large, pointillist- looking fabric in the upper left quadrant.

This "filmstrip block" is the first (January) of the BAM-BOM being offer through BAM: Bay Area Modern quilt guild. You know how it is when you don't have exactly what you want and you're forced to be creative? That's what happened to me with this block. For the little pictures in the film strips we were to fussy-cut squares from a print fabric. Not having a stash print that would work/was the right size, I decided to improvise. I Googled "Florida icons," downloaded ten pictures, resized them in my Page (MacBook) software, printed them on Printed Treasures, and cut them out. One of the little designs is of our new Central Florida MQG logo. I think it works! Background fabric is Moda "Simply Color".

I hurried to finish the February BAM-BOM which was released on February 28th. While the block is really neat, let's just say that I'm glad I needed to make only two feathers. Half of each feather is selvages.

I also prepared and stitched the second BOM of my alternative version of Val's Apples of Gold


Hooray for being caught up with March BOMs! For the first time, I'm linking up to join Lyn's BOMs Away Monday, on Monday! Linda

15 comments:

  1. You are in a lot of bees! Your low volume block worked a treat. And what a clever thing you are to have printed your own pictures/graphics. It's a great block! And feathers with selvedges is a great idea!

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  2. Such pretty blocks and I'm so envious of all your time to sew right now. One day...

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  3. Aren't you Miss Productive!! Such different projects - you definitely don't have time to get bored :).

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  4. Wow, you are a Busy Bee! Love all of your blocks, but those feathers are really catching my eye! The selvedges work a treat.

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  5. Wow! Look at the work you got done! I'm in awe, Linda! Really love how you put the purple and green points in relation to the colors in that center print, and the feathers are marvelous. :D

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  6. Wow! Look at the work you got done! I'm in awe, Linda! Really love how you put the purple and green points in relation to the colors in that center print, and the feathers are marvelous. :D

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  7. You've had a very productive week. Love all the blocks, but the filmstrip block caught my eye especially. What a great idea.

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  8. Hurray, indeed!! Wow, you've been a busy girl!! Wish I could say the same.

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  9. Great blocks!! I have to say that I am loving these hugs and kisses low volume blocks that are popping up all over...

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  10. Especially liked the selvage feathers...anxious to try the film strip block too.

    Also, thanks for inviting me to the Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild...enjoyed the program and meeting fellow modern quilters...

    Will keep in touch...Lynda D.

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  11. Your blocks are pretty. Debbie will love the low volume. Perfect

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  12. Each block is a little treasure and how clever you were on the film strip block and the feather. Love them all!

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  13. I am intrigued by low volume and neutral quilts. I like what you have done.

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  14. What a clever way to do the filmstrip block...you never cease to amaze! What will you do with the pretty embroidery?

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  15. Hi, Miss Linda! I had this window open to comment on all these lovelies, and I just received an email from you at the same time. Aw, we are thinking of each other! But, seeing how this is Wednesday night, and you posted on Monday...you can see I'm a wee bit behind. I'm used to that, being "pokey" and all, lol!

    You have so many inspirations happening, I do admit that the purple and green block really had me oo--ing over it, who doesn't like those opposing spectrum colors? Yours is beautiful ~
    :-}pokey

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