Monday, September 21, 2015

DWM: More QF BOM quilt progress and starting Antler Dance

Regular readers may recall that I'm using the 2014-15 Quilted Fox BOM blocks for two sofa-throw quilts rather than one ginormous 105" quilt. You can see the blocks and the plans for these tops here. Since I finished the flimsy using the alternate BOM blocks last week, this week I'm working on the other project using the main BOM blocks.

Here are the main blocks, not in any particular layout:
QF Main BOM Blocks

I'm working on sashing:
Sashing strips in work
And cornerstones:
Pile of itty bitty nine-patch cornerstones

Next up: joining the blocks with the sashing into rows. Here they are on my design floor. The sashing strips are attached to the sides of the blocks but they're not joined together into rows yet.

It's slow going - those little nine patches took a lot of time! I'm hoping to get the top together this week, ready for borders. The borders require some planning to miter the corners and match the paisley print, so I may not get to them this week.
Also this week I need to start working on the blocks for Antler Dance, a new quilt using my Block Mama method from Cut and Shuffle Quilts (see yesterday's post below). I'll use the blocks as class samples for a workshop I'm teaching in October. Here's the plan for Antler Dance:
Antler Dance rendering from EQ
That should keep me busy for awhile.
Look for more quilty inspiration over at Patchwork Times.


  1. Jan, I love your leaf blocks. The sashing really helps the colors in the blocks to shine. Your Antler Dance quilt is fun, too. Congrats! on your book. :)

  2. Your leaf blocks are stunning. I love the color combinations you used.

  3. Oh, I really like the Antler Dance quilt and think it will be a lot of fun to see your progress on making it! Good luck piecing the BOM quilt top together, but it sounds like you've done the hardest part (assembling the blocks and pieced sashing).

  4. Your BOM project is looking great, love the sashing you've chosen to use. Antler Dance looks like another fun project. Enjoy your stitching time this next week.

  5. Antler Dance is fantastic, such an evocative name! Your leaf blocks are just perfect for the time of year - great colours :)