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Thread: Future BOM solutions - just bouncing ideas around here!

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    Super Member Yvonne's Avatar
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    There has been some discussion of possibly having more than one *block-of-the-month* each month. I'm opening up this thread for further discussion. After we all have our say perhaps we can leave it up to Admin and Boo to sort it all out for us. :D So ladies, and gentlemen (there's bound to be more than just Tim) have at it. Now's your chance! Let's hear all of those ideas you have!

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    You mean like "Block-of-the-every-other-week" ??? That's pretty do-able for me. More than that, me maybe go nutz... :shock:

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    Oh, Leslee,

    One can't go nuts when one is already there!

    :mrgreen:

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    HAHA! Nicely said Yvonne!!! :D

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    I have been reading the other posts on this subject, and my feeling is I would be very interested in having 2 a month. On the 1'st and 15'th. That way if people wish to do two, they would have their quilt or what ever project they are making finished sooner. Just waiting to hear what will happen.
    Barb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb V
    I have been reading the other posts on this subject, and my feeling is I would be very interested in having 2 a month. On the 1'st and 15'th. That way if people wish to do two, they would have their quilt or what ever project they are making finished sooner. Just waiting to hear what will happen.
    Barb

    My opinion, if anyone cares, is have two a month, just don't break the list up into separate disciplines. We all can learn from each others methods. And if I, or someone else can't get two done in a month, the patterns and ideas are there for when we can do three in a month.

    Besides, I want to see Yvonne's face when she sees she has to use Popsicle sticks, orange rinds, and silly putty to make my block.


    tim in san jose


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    two per month sounds good to me, also. for one thing, it really means three per month because i would not abandon the orginal BOM activity.

    Assuming Admin says ok, if we post them on the 8th and 22d we'll pace ourselves more logically and not compete with the 1BOM.

    The biggest "problem" is developing a system that offers interested players a fair chance of having their turn to pick come around in under 20 years.

    I think we should make Tim go first, because his sounds toooooo easy. ;-)

    P.S. to Yvonne: THANK YOU for letting me off the hook by posting first.
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    Can I ask a very basic question? I'd love to do this BOM thing but have never done it before. When you do your own BOM, do you choose an overall colour theme for your quilt because I presume that all the BOMs eventually go together on one quilt?? What do you folks do?
    Thanks,
    Mel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norah
    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    More thoughts...

    Are we limiting ourselves to just piecing? We could set up three (or more) groups, maybe, by style of the projects.

    1. piecing
    2. paper piecing
    3. hand applique
    4. machine applique
    5. redwork
    etc!

    We all can make decisions as to what we want to do and what we want to skip.
    Personnaly I'm comfortable with my pattern piecing & paper piecing skills but need to really learn & work on hand applique skills.
    I like the idea of more than one block a month, but I think 5 catagories are too many, It would break down nicely into two or three based on your list. How about:
    1. piecing, any kind
    2. applique, any kind
    Maybe 3. Other methods of blocks.

    The list could easily be broke down to the different methods, and if someone wanted to contribute to more than one list, they can add their name to the other lists. Then we would all have choices and still get to do other things. I do mostly piecing and need lots of help in applique, so would be really challenged by applique blocks. One could come out on the 1st, the other on the 15th, or both on the first or whatever. I live variety. :!: :!:

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    Instead of having the 1st, 8th, and 22nd, why not just make the original BOM a piecing block, add the 15th as an applique block, and anyone wanting to move their name to the applique list instead could ask admin to do that or they could be on both it they wanted.

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