Monday, March 5, 2012

BOMs Away 3/5/2012

I'm going to try and fine tune my blogging content.  I think I am becoming a bit redundant with my progress reports.  So, for today, I will stay on task with my update.  I am linking up with "What a Hoot!" for BOMs Away.

Block of the Month projects:

Morgan's Sampler:

These are the first 4 blocks. The next 3 are cut and have the HSTs assembled.  I hope to have all 3 finished this week.  The quilt should finish with 12 blocks.  Then I have to start shopping for sashing, cornerstones, borders and backing fabrics.

Craftsy Block of the Month:

March is "Foundation Piecing".  These are part of the string block.  There are 2 techniques that we are doing.  The second block is called Broken Spiderweb.  I'm not in a rush to get these done.  February was a short month, but it seemed to take forever to get the March lesson when I had the Feb blocks done on the first day. 

Farmer's Wife:  (As per the wishes of the Farmer's Wife author, this is no longer a Farmer's Wife project.  You can visit Randy for more information.)
Barrister's Sow-A-Long:

These are all of my completed blocks.  I did duplicates of the first 2 and will double up on the others sometime this week.  Randy will be posting 3 more blocks on Wednesday (I hope!).

This one is not a BOM, but it is an ongoing project that I am trying to get finished.

Fun & Done:
I started this project before Thanksgiving.  It should have been a large throw size and with winter setting in, I decided to make it large enough to fit my bed.  It is taking forever! 
I chose to do it in black and blue Civil War reproduction prints.  I am having a hard time working with such dark colors in this cold, dreary weather.  Even though our winter has been very mild with very little snow, everything is still bare and dead looking.

So, I decided last week that I would spend at least one day over the weekend working on this quilt.  On Sunday, I pulled out the bags of blocks and the assembled & partially assembled rows. 

 I assembled all of the rows,

 and pre-pressed the seams open.
I was able to join 2 rows together and even managed to top stitch them before the kids returned home.
Next weekend will be spent top stitching each of the blocks on the final 4 rows.


  1. You have a lot of great projects going. I particularly love the Morgan's sampler.

  2. Cool strings and Morgan's blocks! Isn't that whole fiasco from the FW author just crazy? The sew-alongs spotlighting that quilt have undoubtedly sold far more books for her than would have otherwise happened. She should have just enjoyed the free publicity and smiled at the extra sales. I don't think she understands how blogging quilters as a whole behave, or she wouldn't have freaked out that way.

  3. Way to go! You are moving along on your projects nicely! Look forward to seeing more Blocks... :)