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Thread: Does it ever bother you?

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    I did a BOM quilt in my newbie year. It was so I could learn some different blocks and what I liked about them and what I didn't like. They suggested how to put them together and with a certain color sashing, etc. I did mine in my own way with a black print sashing and it turned out lovely. I'm happy for the experience of doing all the different blocks and accomplishing something, but mostly I'm happy I chose a different sashing color and made it my own. Now I'm much happier doing my own thing.

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    I've done 2 BOMs at 2 different LQS and have decided not to do another until the first 2 are completed. I also enjoy doing my own thing. The BOM that I enjoyed most was at my sewing center. They don't sell fabric so we could use whatever we wanted. So fun to go through my scraps and to see what the others were doing.

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    It's kind of like doing quilt club blocks, but you know what? You can still make it your own & use the blocks doing your own design & even adding your own fabrics to it. That way, it's not just like everyone else's. Now, if you do it just like the pattern, or shop says, at the end, when you put it altogether, then yes, it will be like anyone else's, that does it that way. The trick is, use your own inspiration & come up with your own original! I try to do this with any of my quilt projects...

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    I've done BOMs and loved 'em, gone my own way and loved that too!

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    Hi everyone! This topic brought me out of lurkdom! I just started a BOM at a lqs where you pay $5 for the first block. Thereafter, you have to meet each month, have the previous month's block completed, and be on time (It starts at 8:00a.m.) and the rest is free, except for the finishing kit if you want to buy it. They do a little demo of the current month's block & then the shop owner shows what is new in store. The blocks will be a challenge for my skill level. I started one month behind so have already spent $10....and oh, there were the Marti Michell templates to buy. I know I'll be late or out of town some, but still, I think I will learn a lot one way or the other....maybe not to do another BOM...and I will meet more quilters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrys
    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    It wouldn't bother me having a quilt the same as others have. I would just be happy to have a beautiful quilt in the house. My problem would be keeping up with the BOM. It would probably end up a UFO :shock: because I would feel bad about getting so far behind on it.
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    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If a quilt is beautiful, I have no problem making the same as someone else.

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    I like BOMs! I've done them where it's from a kit, and more where you have a pattern but choose your own fabric. The kits I did were thru the mail. The odds of someone I know having the exact same quilt are slim!

    Of course, it's fun to create and design a totally personal quilt. But it's also fun to share the experience and see what choices you fellow BOM-ers make with fabric, settings, borders, quilting, etc. And sometimes you just see a lovely quilt and want to make it --even if it's a kit!

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    I have done this pattern -out of darkness using black as the background and it came out just beautiful. I just got the pattern and used fabric of my choosing, maybe you can do the same?

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    I have done BOM where the fabric was provided, but since each of us put our together differently, they did not all look alike. In fact, it was educational to see how a different setting made each one very different.

    And I have done BOM where we all make exactly the same blocks, but we did our own fabric choices. That was a big WOW for me. Sometimes the blocks didn't even look alike because maybe someone used very popping colors, or muted colors.

    Both kinds of BOMs were extremely helpful to me, and ended up being beautiful quilts. The fabric provided quilts weren't always to my taste, but there was always someone in my family who wanted them.

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    I have a few BOM quilts but haven't worked on them yet.
    I know they are BOM but I'm a year behind on a couple.
    My Daughter and I looked at a Pickle quilt kit and it was $165. But when we started looking for the green fabric we needed 30+ different greens it was very hard and we almost have that much spent on our own fabric.
    I guess it is sort of a toss up on to get a kit or BOM kit.
    I have been given 4 Kits for gifts that I have to get busy on.
    That's just my 2 cents what ever it's worth.
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    There's a new one called, Wildflower Rhapsody that is just gorgeous, and it is a BOM, I thought about doing it but I was afraid I would get behind and not finish so I may just buy the pattern and go for it.

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    I have ALWAYS avoided BOM kits for the very same reasons. But last year one of my favorite quilt shops offered a kit complete with fabrics. I found that in this instance it worked to my advantage, I didn't have to labor over selecting dozens (really) of fabrics, when I might only need and 3 in square of something. And beside that when left to my own selections I always choose pretty much the same colors. This forced me to make something outside of my color zone, and I liked it. Now don't get me wrong, I did individualize the blocks a bit, afterall I am a quilter and that's what we do. Good luck with yours. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggiemom
    I'm starting the Michael Miller Clubhouse BOM next month. This will be my first one. It doesn't really bother me that others will have the same quilt, I'm the one doing the work! :)
    I don't do well with choosing colors. Besides, it's going to my house. Their fabrics are usually pretty pricey tho.

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    I've only just started to doing a Block of the Month type quilts, but I do them picking out of my own fabrics & trying not to have to buy too much outside of what I already have. Right now doing the Farmers Wife Sampler quilt on this board and having so much fun with it am wondering what I am going to do when we are actually done with it.

    I have done enough mystery quilts to know that sometimes the strangest combination of colors or patterns can go together so well it's kind of amazing, tho it's not something that I would have planned on purpose.

    I don't buy kits or pre-packaged anything. So even if it's the same pattern - it's a unique quilt..

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    As long as you made it its yours, You'll probably never see anyone elses in your life, why should you care

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    My mom lives in a small mountain town and said one year all the quilts had the same fabric in them at a quilt show because wal mart was the only place to shop. I think that would be hard to come up with something different.

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    I used to do the block of the month with my LQS and had a blast. We had about 12 people to start and only 6 finished on time and shared quilts.......the borders made each different so they weren't entirely cloned but we sure had a lot of fun doing them. I like the ones in the spring and summer because it is easier for me to get out without having to fight the elements. But I just do my own at home now......

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    I did a BOM 3D aplliqué once but we all got to use our own fabrics, don't think I would have done it otherwise.

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    If I did BOM's or Kits I would not have the stash I currently hide. Wandering thru fabric shops, even on-line, is my idea of heaven. I hate to go shopping, but fabric shops are not shopping - they are my inspiration. I rarely have a specific quilt in mind when I enter those hallowed doors - I buy enough of what strikes my fancy, usually not less than 5 yards of the main color, and put the fabrics on display until they talk to me and tell me what they really want to become.

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    i have done several, the ones where you buy the first block and if you bring that back you get the next one free...so in a sense you get the 12 blocks for $6.00, if you go every month with your finished block....so that seemed to be the bargain.....but now i have 3 sets of 12" blocks sitting in the ufo pile.......maybe some day...........gina

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    I like doing the patterns in my own fabric choices, or one-off BOMs for guild drawings or exchanges. Then you have the feeling of a shared experience without identical results. I can't imagine paying $25-30/mo for a year or more plus the investment of time and energy to end up with a quilt that is identical, or nearly so, to many others. My mom and I are planning to use a Civil War quilt blog's BOM patterns to make our own quilt, but with our own fabric choices and a la carte.

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    I have done a couple that are of civil war material and that is my favorite. I am now doing the patriots & petticoats one also but I am using the fabric. I have done one where I used fabric I wanted to and some other quilters did the same thing and it was interesting how different they looked.

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    I won't even do charity quilts with a group that dictates what I am to do and what I am to do it with. I agree with those who say that "individuality" is important in quilting. I know that everyone's quilt is different, but to want to make it the same.... ahhh, not for me.

    Actually, there are quilts in me screaming to get out and that leaves me very little time to do BOMs (I've never done one). I've discovered my creative outlet and I can't go into my quilting room and do someone else's thing.

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    I really wanted to do the 'first of the month 2011' BOM here on the board, but the patterns won't print true to size on my mac, so no, I haven't done one. The theme of 'Houses' just inspired me. I will find another PP project to try. Any suggestions?

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    [quote=Sierra]I won't even do charity quilts with a group that dictates what I am to do and what I am to do it with. I agree with those who say that "individuality" is important in quilting. I know that everyone's quilt is different, but to want to make it the same.... ahhh, not for me.

    Sometimes charities will ask for the same quilt so that there is no comparing of one to another and that everyone received the same thing. Childrens Hopstials do this with the PJ's....it keeps the kids who have a little less from feeling "not as good" as others and this is terribly important in the healing process.

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