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Long Term Projects

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Before there were online quilt alongs, local shops would entice their customers with BOM projects – Blocks of the Month.  Many designers still offer these projects, and it’s a great way to tackle a large quilt.

I have been working with some friends on a year-long Bible Study/quilt project called “Women of the Bible” and tonight I finished block 52!  Here are the second half blocks, but it looks like I misplaced one.  ARGH.  That is certainly a sign that it is time for a deep clean of the sewing room!  The other 51 blocks have stayed nicely in their pile, I don’t know what happened to the Shunamite Woman…

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Some other BOMs have been patiently waiting for attention for many years.  I have all the blocks done for the 2007 Marti Michell quilt called Hidden Stars…

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A couple years ago I joined the Fat Quarter Stars QAL:

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I stalled after putting the sashing on.

And the Block Lotto patterns from this year will make a nice QOV…I have seven months worth done.

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How old are your projects?  Would you start with the project that is closest to being done or whichever strikes your fancy?

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Spring Break Sew-In

I needed some space to layout a few blocks, so I packed up my projects and headed to my mom’s house.  She has a fantastic studio with a big design wall.  I laid out the blocks that I won last year from Block Lotto.  The lotto guidelines were any pattern with a blue, tan and cream color scheme.  I added the red sashing. 

I think it will make a nice Quilt of Valor when it’s done.  I mention QOV quite a bit…if your family is well stocked with quilts and you need a destination for your creative efforts, please consider Quilts of Valor.  They have standing requests for quilts to comfort our wounded warriors as they arrive at various hospitals, and we fall short of meeting these needs.  PLEASE, check out the Quilts of Valor website and make a donation!

My little princess has quite a stock of art supplies at Grandma’s house, so she was set up and working on cards.

In no time at all, I had the borders on and the top is ready for the longarm.  Next on the design wall: my Fat Quarter Stars.  The patterns came from the Quilt Along at Moose on the Porch Quilts.

Then, it was time to go home.  I will add a variety of colors for sashing these blocks.  I thought about putting the blocks on point, but I don’t want to do the math for the setting triangles, LOL.  Too many other projects waiting!  The quilters who participated in the FQ Stars QAL posted photos in Flickr, so search for that group to see other spectacular color ways.  Most of my fabric came from the Stonehenge line from Northcott.

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