Wednesday, October 2, 2013

What's Up Wednesday: BOMs and charity blocks

Lots of block making going on over here.

maple block
 Have you seen all the modern maple quilts popping up on IG and blogland?  This one is my favorite.  There are some really unique takes on the traditional maple leaf block, so I am excited that our  OrlandoMQG has selected the maple block for its November block of the month.  Above is my sample block.  Our BOMs are 12.5" so this is the tutorial we are using.

I didn't follow Angela's suggested HST method because I wanted a scrappier look for the background, but I kept the leaves all the same Hope Valley print.

Halloween BOM

Our October BOM is a Halloween block of our choice.  Here's mine again.

Boggy Creek blocks
Our guild's newest charity project is quilts for Camp Boggy Creek.  My table is making slice and insert type blocks in the blue family.  I've made four so far...somehow the fourth block didn't get photographed....

September MCM Bee block
Here's Anne's September MCM Bee block I mentioned in a previous post but didn't show a picture.  It only took me until September 4th to make the block but September 30th to actually put it in the mail!

Whew!  I am now all caught up on my blocks....until Elizabeth assigns me her October MCM Bee block that is ;-)

I am only in one online bee and am a member of only one guild which means only two BOMS.   We will occasionally have challenges and of course there are charity projects as well to keep us busy.    How many monthly quilting "homework assignments" do you have?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Right now, I don't have any. when I was in bees and exchanges, I sometimes didn't like the effort, but now I miss it.

  2. You don't realize what a commitment it is to participate in BOMs until it's time to do them, huh? Like you, I'm doing only two this year - MCM, and Bay Area Modern BOM through our Central Florida MQG - but it seems like more! And top that with the fact that I'm simply over sampler-type quilts. Too many years of them, and now what to do with them all? You're making pretty blocks, in any case. It will be interesting to see what's up for October's MCM bee.

  3. FOUR! Until a month ago I was in five. Four will be good. I have really enjoyed doing the blocks too. Enjoy your maple blocks. I like where you are going with your background ; )

  4. Love all your blocks. Thanks for sharing links to the modern maple leaves. My creative juices are flowing now.
    Like you I belong to one online bee and one guild. That keeps me plenty busy.

  5. I love your Halloween BOM and am so happy I was able to take it home today. (I'm keep this one for myself.)
    I belong to one online Bee and one guild, too. (I tried to do more but I only have 24 hours in a day and two arms.It didn't work out so well for the group.)