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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.
    :mrgreen:

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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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    oooooooo ... confused already ....... head hurts ........ gotta lay down
    :shock:

    i beg on bended knee that we focus on frequency and let the techniques fall where they may.

    pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeze?
    :shock: :mrgreen:

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    Oh, I agree with Patrice-too confusing!! I don't mind doing 2 per month, but I'll be starting my busy season real soon-besides running my business, I run our local farmers market, which keeps me soooooo busy.
    But I love the fact that I can make something for myself every once in awhile!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by triciasquilts
    Oh, I agree with Patrice-too confusing!! I don't mind doing 2 per month, but I'll be starting my busy season real soon-besides running my business, I run our local farmers market, which keeps me soooooo busy.
    But I love the fact that I can make something for myself every once in awhile!!!!
    For yourself? I thought you were sending it to me!

    tim in san jose

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    For yourself? I thought you were sending it to me!

    tim in san jose[/quote]


    Oh, you don't forget anything!!!!! I guess I should of said: at least I'm sewing something thats not going for my weekly shows!!!

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    I know that with everything else going on I can't handle more then 2 so the idea of 1 on the 1st and then another on the 15th works for me. As for the design I think it should be up to whom evers turn it is.

    Now my question is does the person whoes turn it is pick both blocks or should we go to the next person for the second block.

    If we go to the second person we could forseeably can get through the list in 1 1/2 years instead of 3

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    Last time I talked to Boo she was thinking of having two people each pick one block the first of the month. You would have your choice or do them both.........this is so it would not drag on. I asked to take my name off list but will do whatever I feel like in the blocks, may be others who do not want to choose a block. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter

    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
    Tim,
    I'm a retired kindergarten/first grade teacher. You can't scare me! I can manipulate popsicle sticks, orange rinds, silly putty AND top it all with glitter! I'm ready! Bring it on!!! :lol:


    I vote for two blocks a month. Continue down the list and have two people post their choices on the first of the month. That way people can work at their own pace. I prefer to do both blocks at the same time so I can put the pink fabric back in it's box then until the next month. I'll have to paint Tim's orange rinds pink you know!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    Tim,
    I'm a retired kindergarten/first grade teacher. You can't scare me! I can manipulate popsicle sticks, orange rinds, silly putty AND top it all with glitter! I'm ready! Bring it on!!! :lol:
    So you pull the old "Glitter Gambit" on me, eh? I'll come up with something, even if I have to get my 9 YO to help me.

    tim in san jose

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    I agree with Yvonne, 2 blocks a month at the 1st of the month so we have plenty of time to do them. I personaly have a lot on my plate every day. I work; get grandkids off to school & am there when they get home. I don't get to come home until someone gets home from work!!! It kind of cuts into my sewing time. But I love them.
    Tim, I like your idea of the popscicle sticks etc. I work in a elem. school as a lunchlady so I'm around kids ALL day. I love it.

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    I don't think having more than one block per month solves the waiting list problem. It just reduces waiting period from 3 years to 18 months, which still seems like a long time.

    Right now, I only see two solutions:

    - Create a separate category for BOMs and allow many people to post their blocks at the same time. That way, we would have more than two blocks each month and anybody could choose to complete as many blocks as they want. Each BOM would have its own thread, and the only requirement would be not to cross-post in other people's BOM threads, so everything is kept separate.

    - Have multiple nominations each month and run the poll. Everybody would vote on the block they like the most, and at the end of the month, the winner (maybe the top two) become the official BOM(s) for the following month.

    I see potential problems with both of these approaches, but those are the only ways I see that eliminate the waiting list.


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    Konstantine,
    Thank you for your answer. I appreciate you posting your thoughts about this matter.

    :)

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    Sometimes I can be thick headed so I want to get this straight in my mind. I'm going to use the 3 blocks we just did as my example.
    so we have frolic, broken arrow and blazing arrow.

    We choose from the list what one or more we want to do.
    The first person to finish a certain block would start the thread example frolic BOM or Blazing arrow BOM ect. and all the block would go under there name.

    Am I correct in my assumption?

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter
    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne
    Tim,
    I'm a retired kindergarten/first grade teacher. You can't scare me! I can manipulate popsicle sticks, orange rinds, silly putty AND top it all with glitter! I'm ready! Bring it on!!! :lol:
    So you pull the old "Glitter Gambit" on me, eh? I'll come up with something, even if I have to get my 9 YO to help me.

    tim in san jose
    Finger Paint, Tim!! It is the only thing you can count on when it comes to "the glitter"!!

    Ok, on a serious note, y'all have confused & now totally lost me. So, I'll put it this way: I do not care how many BOM are posted each month, how many catagories are created, or how the "next to choose" is chosen. Furthermore, I do not have time to offer any suggestions on any of the afore mentioned topics. I will only ask, once all of these decisions have been reached, will someone just please be sure to PM me when it is my turn (I'm #13)? Because I'm sure with all of the new considerations I'll NEVER be able to keep up. :shock:

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    where's the emoticon that laughs so hard it faints?
    :mrgreen: 8) :shock:

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    Count me in on the Confused Team... could be the 800 miles I've driven since Saturday morning... :?
    I think I could go for 2 BOMs, and popsicle sticks & silly putty sound fun.
    I'm not too good with the glitter tho', gets everywhere.
    And at this point, there is a good possibility that #19 will be a 9-patch.

    currently in El Paso, TX....
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