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Thread: 1 January 2010 Block of the Month, for January!!

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    I think I am also going to do this BOM. Never done it before.
    Sorry if I sound a bit blond, (I'm a natural) do you a block a month for 12 months and then sew it together for yourself, or do you exchange it with others? What about the coulor scheme? Do you need to stick with sunflowers if the name is sunflowers or do you just do your thing the way you like it. Thanks.

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    I love this block, wish it could be paper pieced and I would make it.

    Margie

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    Ok, I know I sound way behind on this, but can anyone tell me what the size of the quilt would be if I were to make one of each square or how much bigger would it be if I made two of each square and put it all in one quilt. Thanks so much to whoever can help. Still learning but I'm getting there.

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    I live in blond moments. The color is whatever colors you chose, the fabric does not have to be a sunflower for this month it can be any type or center this is just what the block is called. And we sew them for ourselves and put them together for ourselves. There are I believe 12 patterns and you can chose to make more of anyone or add your own to the batch you have made. If you only make one I think you would end up with a wall hanging . (3 - 12" wide , 4 -12 " down) Adding borders, sashing etc it can in theory be as large as you want it!

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    I'll be doing this in what I'm laughingly calling the "manly colors" of browns/tans - I'm making a quilt for my husband but it will take a long time to finish it. I'm doing it sampler-style - each block different. I finished 17 12" blocks in 2009 - and will do the BOM ones here in 2010 plus any others I feel like doing - and maybe, just maybe, I'll have a quilt top some day!

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    Cheryl - I've never done a BOM so this will be my first. I have a color scheme in mind (the hard part :)), but I'm not sure if I need to buy enough fabric for the entire quilt. I suppose this is a beginner question, but I was so inspired by your choice for January that I've decided to JUMP IN :)
    Also, when are they due? I'll be on vacation 16-24 Jan, will that be a problem?
    Thanks
    Sharon

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonC
    Cheryl - I've never done a BOM so this will be my first. I have a color scheme in mind (the hard part :)), but I'm not sure if I need to buy enough fabric for the entire quilt. I suppose this is a beginner question, but I was so inspired by your choice for January that I've decided to JUMP IN :)
    Also, when are they due? I'll be on vacation 16-24 Jan, will that be a problem?
    Thanks
    Sharon
    Sharon,
    So glad to have you join us. They aren't due at any specific time. You can make all of them or just the ones you like the best. As for fabric, I just used pieces that I liked from my stash.
    In 2009 I chose to make a Christmas theme quilt & bought my fabric in January when it was on sale. I bought a lot, as I can always use it. And yes, I did have way to much fabric!!:D When making these once a month, when you are finished, you can pick a sashing fabric that will bring them all together. I love to experiment & try out all of the new patterns. It's really fun.
    I will be anxious to see what everyone comes up with. Be sure to post your pictures as you get going!!
    Thank you,
    :D :D :D

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    Cheryl - Thanks for such a quick reply...going shopping tomorrow :) (any excuse), I'm looking forward to joining in and having a wonderful quilt at the end of the year. I'm excited about it the blocks done so far are beautiful and I'm sure I'll learn a lot.
    Sharon

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    thanks for such a lovely block! i have never attempted a BOM before but have watched everyone being so creative that i finally decided that i am going to give it a go.
    Update..it is now several hours later and after initially getting everything cut out and taking my time to minimise mistakes, i am now busy ripping..i am going to do this and I am not going to let it beat me but think i will go and do a few chores before attempting it again. Wish me luck as i really, really want to do this as i am alreay looking forward to Februarys block!
    I just feel so dumb as you ladies crank them out so fast..

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    blahel, don't feel dumb at all lol. I'm still trying to crank mine out lol. I don't do triangles lol, unless i have to, so i'm paperpiecing mine :) :) :)

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    This January block is fun! I spent all afternoon on Monday playing with the colors in my bin of scraps. This BOM quilt will be made from my scraps. I still can't believe it took me all afternoon to do one block but I did cut and sew different colors to come up with this one. So I have other little pieces now for other little things. Here is my January block.

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    Wow....Very pretty! I really like how your block turned out.

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    Beautiful purples, Adrianlee!

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    Hi Ladies....I think i will join you fot the BOM. I really like the January choice and it sounds like fun. Found it easy to save the pdf file to my computer and have plenty of stash to play with and see what I come up with. Hard part will be getting my sewing room back in shape from the holidays. Still have a few Christmas boxes that need put away but this will get me motivated. Catch ya later.... :o)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corry
    Hi Ladies....I think i will join you fot the BOM. I really like the January choice and it sounds like fun. Found it easy to save the pdf file to my computer and have plenty of stash to play with and see what I come up with. Hard part will be getting my sewing room back in shape from the holidays. Still have a few Christmas boxes that need put away but this will get me motivated. Catch ya later.... :o)
    Corry,
    Hi there & welcome to the 2010 BOM thread!! :D I am so glad that you are joining all of us. I know you will love putting this block together. It was a fun one for me to do, too!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianlee
    This January block is fun! I spent all afternoon on Monday playing with the colors in my bin of scraps. This BOM quilt will be made from my scraps. I still can't believe it took me all afternoon to do one block but I did cut and sew different colors to come up with this one. So I have other little pieces now for other little things. Here is my January block.
    Adrianlee,
    Your block is also pretty!! :D I am so tickeled with every block that I have seen so far. You have done a great job on yours. My, won't we all have the prettiest quilts at the end of the year?
    :D :D :D :D

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    Hi SulaBug and all BOM quilters,
    I am currently doing a 6" two blocks a month, quilt with my quilt guild. I love this Sunflower BOM, so, i am going to draft the pattern in a 6" pattern and try to do it to add to my other blocks. Love the one Addrianlee did also!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margie
    I love this block, wish it could be paper pieced and I would make it.

    Margie
    I know this thread has broken off into several others, so if this has been answered, please forgive the repeat.

    I am fairly new to paper piecing, I think it would be great to have a paper peiced pattern for this beautufl block. This looks like a simple block to adapt for that. There are just 3 types of squares for each block.

    Using my graphic below, couldn't we print the pattern, and use it as a template to create the paper pieced pattern? Of course, following all the usual paper pieced instructions about allowing extra for seam allowance, etc.

    I labeled the 3 squares as A, B and C. Then each square I broke into parts, labeled by number in order of attaching.

    Sew #1 to #2, sew this set to #3. Set aside for now.
    Sew #4 to #5, sew this to the 1,2,3 set.
    One square done - make 4.

    Sew #6 to #7, sew this set to #8. Make 4.

    Cut one center square.

    Then, sew rows as picture indicates, sew rows together.

    Would this work? Those more experience can correct me. Or verify this would play out right.

    Good luck to all. I will bookmark this but have such tight deadlines this year, can't even think of doing this now...
    :( :cry: :x :-(

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    Of course! It can be paper pieced.
    Your directions are very well done ... good for you!
    As you noted, there are any number of ways to achieve the look you want.
    Your pictures and input has probably encouraged a bunch of other quilters who are following this thread and on this Board. Good for you!

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    Are there pictures of this block that other people have done besides on this thread that are available to see? I looked around but couldn't find any...but it sounds like other people have seen other blocks done????????

    I have my block cut out and will put it together today and I will try to post it here when finished. Dani

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani
    Are there pictures of this block that other people have done besides on this thread that are available to see? I looked around but couldn't find any...but it sounds like other people have seen other blocks done????????

    I have my block cut out and will put it together today and I will try to post it here when finished. Dani
    Dani,
    Yes there is another thread, with the same name, only it states pictures. You will see a lot more blocks on the picture thread. We are all looking forward to seeing your block when it's done.
    :D :D :D :D

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    Do you have "It Came On A Midnight Clear"

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    Hi Cheryl,
    I am new to this site and I am going to do a block of the month right along with you!
    I love the sunflower block and am going to get started on it tonight! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Yours is lovely!!!

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    Hi Cheryl- I'm new to this website, new to quilting (self taught,) and new to a BOM; but, I'm dying to dive into my stash of fabrics and see what I can come up with to make the juices flow. Thanks for what seems to be an easy pattern. Sewze

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey's mom
    Hi Cheryl,
    I am new to this site and I am going to do a block of the month right along with you!
    I love the sunflower block and am going to get started on it tonight! Thank you for the inspiration!
    Yours is lovely!!!
    We are so happy to have you join us in the 2010 BOM!! :D I will be anxious to see how your block turns out. Do keep us posted!!
    Cheryl
    :D :D :D

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