Monday, September 14, 2015


My LQS starts their BOM series in August each year and once again I'm participating. Each month there is a main block and an optional alternate block. In the photo below, the main block is at the upper right and lower left. It's a challenging block this year, with lots of bias seams.

The solid black and the off-white grunge background are constant. The placement of the dark brown, taupes/greys, rust, and light brown will be the same each month, but the fabric prints will be different.

So what will these blocks become? I couldn't resist a preview in EQ. I like the diagonal effect this layout creates.
I have to say, I was very unenthused about this BOM series after struggling to make the first block. I'm an experienced piecer and I should be able to handle this. But those bias seams drove me nuts.

The second month's block went together MUCH more easily, and I didn't even have to break out the seam ripper. The alternate block is a piece of cake; I used triangle paper for the center and corners and it came together perfectly.

My design wall hasn't changed this week, but I'm hoping I'll get a chance sew these blocks together this week. And maybe even get the borders added. These blocks are actually last year's QF BOM alternate blocks.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times; check out everyone else's design walls over there.


  1. I love two-block quilts! And those colors are right up my alley. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

  2. Your LQS blocks are going to be gorgeous.

  3. I really like the EQ rendition :) I'm happy I signed up for the alternate block although I'm considering modifying it so there are only three pieces in the middle outside units. I'm jealous that you're getting your blocks from last year done already!!