BOMs Away! – Jack’s Chain Red

 

Well, this was a delightful little set! After the, um, longevity of the Eternal Bloom two weeks ago, I wasn’t ready to tackle another one of those, so when red was announced as the Rainbow Scrap color of the month, I dove right into my bin.

{Jack’s Chain}

I don’t actually use my “normal” reds very often – anything with flowers or girly that is less used in Quilts of Valor. {I do still use subtle florals in them. Sorry, fellas.} And Barb at Cat Patches just posted about using her red scraps, one of which just happens to be one of my favorite fabrics! So I grabbed it, and a couple friends, and a random leftover charm. And there we go, four happy little nine patches. Nice and easy.

And now, if I’m smart, I’ll get started on Eternal Bloom early…

See also: Monday Making, Main Crush MondayFabric Tuesday, Scraptastic Tuesday, Rainbow Scrap ChallengeOh Scrap!Whoop WhoopNeedle & Thread ThursdayLet’s Bee SocialDesign Wall MondayWiP on WednesdaysOne Monthly Goal, Midweek Makers

BOMs Away! – Eternal Bloom #2

 

Whew. Guys, if I had started with this block last month, I’m not sure I would have kept going with this BOM. There was a lot of seam ripping, and it pretty much took me all of Saturday and Sunday to get it together.

I need to start counting total pieces and record this in my quilting bullet journal, just to see if it beats Ripples and Reflections. The centers of these pansies – including those HSTs – measure 3/4″ finished!

It still needs green bias strips added {as does block 1…and pretty much all blocks till the end when I figure out how to do that…} But boy am I glad to have this one done for a month. As I was cleaning up, I noticed that the first block was #2, and this block was #8. Perhaps I should put them in order…

{Pam Bono’s Patriotism’s Eternal Bloom}

How about you? Work on any BOMs recently? Stab fabric with a seam ripper?

See also: Monday Making, Main Crush MondayFabric Tuesday, Scraptastic Tuesday, Rainbow Scrap ChallengeOh Scrap!Whoop WhoopNeedle & Thread ThursdayLet’s Bee SocialDesign Wall MondayWiP on WednesdaysOne Monthly Goal, Midweek Makers

BOMs Away! – Eternal Bloom

 

So, this post contains a long story and one picture…so bear with me. It’s worth it!

Lynette at What A Hoot! has been hosting a BOMs Away! linky every Monday for, well, years, probably. And I’ve been participating for years, because I really enjoy Blocks of the Month, whether it’s a steady block every month {like Rainbow Churn Dash} or a complicated quilt broken down into monthly steps {like Ripples and Reflections.}

Okay, I lied about one picture. Because I like showing Ripples and Reflections off. Anyway, I finished this back in June 2015, and then I took 2016 off from the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, so eventually I found myself missing the monthly block experience.

Then when one of my local quilt shops had their closing sale, I saw a basket of these block pieces and managed to count out all but one of blocks. I picked up an extra packet, figuring I could find the instructions on the internet somewhere…

…only to realize it was by Pam Bono. Which is cool – I pieced her cat into my bookshelf quilt, and I like her instructions. Only, she died under tragic circumstances a few years ago, and a lot of her stuff has simply…disappeared. So, yeah, if anyone happens to have a copy of Patriotism’s Eternal Bloom somewhere….!

Anyway… So I made a block, pulled at random, which happens to be block two.

And wow, is it ever gorgeous. I mean, I’m a sucker for a black background, but I really had no idea it was going to be THIS GOOD. The colors just pop off the background, and the piecing was easy even with teeny tiny pieces. I am so excited about this quilt now!

But wait – I can’t link it to BOMs Away, because Lyn has been dealing with extreme {awesome} sewing for her daughter’s wedding, and she hasn’t had time for BOM work or blog work since August. So, I tentatively reached out to see when she would be back…

…long story short, now I’m co-hosting BOMs Away with her. So, yay! She’s probably not going to be back until February, and I only have one other BOM project {RSC’17!}, so this will be every other week in January.

So feel free to link up any BOMs projects – weekly, biweekly, monthly, whatever!