BOM Anyone?

Is there any interest out there in doing this quilt as a Block of the Month? Actually, it would be 2 blocks per month. The quilt, as shown is about 92″ x 92″, with 13 blocks.  Extra weeks will be spent with pieced sashing, pieced ribbon border, and setting on point.


Some things you might want to consider before making a decision:

  • All blocks will be free!
  • While I wouldn’t consider these to be terribly simple blocks, they all went together very quickly and I was quite surprised at how easy they were.
  • There are lots of cuts that are on the “16th of an inch” mark. It isn’t hard! The little hash marks on most rulers are in 1/8th increments. Each 8th = 2/16ths. So, if I needed something on the 3/16″ mark, I just positioned my ruler between the 1/8th and 1/4″ line. Look at your rulers and think about it. When trying to wrap my mind around it, I kept making it harder than it was. In order to get the blocks to come out right, those are the sizes the cuts have to be made. Can’t round it up or down to a quarter or even an 8th of an inch.
  • My hope is that you can use your stash. I bought a background fabric because the local shop had a perfect light, light greenish/yellow that went great with all the rest of my fabrics.

If there seems to be enough interest, I’ll post more details in the next week or so, along with a picture of the completed top . . I hope! 🙂

I’ll be away from the computer til Saturday night or Sunday morning.  Use lots of stash while I’m away!


Email me!


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    A BOM! You betcha I’m interested! My hand’s up! I’ll use the week you’re gone to scour my stash for the colors. Have a good time this week! We’ll miss you!

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    A BOM would be way better for me as some weeks I have no personal sewing time (one week I did 3 bindings plus one by hand for clients) and some weeks I have alot of personal sewing, so having a month to do two blocks is perfect for me.

    Enjoy your time away from the computer, we’ll miss you.

    Karen L

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    Judy that’s a beautiful quilt design and I would love to do it as a BOM. I’ve been looking for just such a project but I haven’t fallen in love with anything available in the shops at the moment. This would be idea. Sign me up :o)

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    Hmm, let’s see, this is a beautiful quilt, it would fit nicely on my queen size bed, I love samplers, funny measurements are no problem for me, and I can easily manage two blocks a month–so yes! I’d love to do a BOM!

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    susan rizzi says

    I would love to do this quilt as a BOM. Stars are my favorite! Your design looks so pretty I can’t wait to see a picture of the actual quilt.
    Susan R.

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    pdudgeon says

    count me in too! I definitely love this quilt!
    i just scarfed up some great fabric on sale this month and have been wondering what to do with it.
    I have a twin size bed, but if I only make two rows across it should fit just fine. that will give me 5 extra blocks for a wall hanging, so i’ll kill two birds with one stone.

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    Oh Joy, Oh Joy……… That sounds like just the thing I need to brighten the mornings. I was just wondering what my next project could be.

    How many votes do we have?

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    Sure, I could use the challenge. This is a beautiful quilt, I love samplers. Could we use EQ to make templates instead of using a ruler to cut the 1/16ths?

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    Linda says

    A bom is a great idea. I’ve been scanning books and magazine for inspiration for my next project.
    Linda J in GA

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    Yes, count me in!!! I have been drooling over this quilt. I LOVE stars, and would really enjoy using up some stash. And I agree — a couple of blocks a month would be very doable.

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    It’s gorgeous! As long as I can do it with the rulers I have on hand, I would love to be allowed to join in please.

    PS that’s a great rule about cleaning fish, I must remember it!!

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    lynn dykstra says

    I think this is one of your loveliest quilts. I especially like the varied stars and how the colors shift in dominance.

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    Its beautiful, but honestly its too difficult and I don’t have the time. I need someone from one of those cable stations come and organize my life and figure out where all my time is going! I’m not big on watching TV and I don’t sleep any more than I should.
    Anyways, I don’t have a lot of fabric stash, but I do have several fabrics in certain themes. I’m thinking maybe a log cabin or one of those stack and whack quilts would work with what I’ve got. Hopefully someday!

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    Stephanie says

    Count me in please Judy, I just loved joining in with the last quilt for an hour quilt and I have been drooling over this one as well. Two blocks a month is just perfect and I hope to use up some of my stash for it. Thanks Judy.

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    Amy says

    Count me in! Sounds like fun and I may actually get something finished with your expert guidance.

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    Looks like a fun project and a good way to use up some more scraps. I will have to see if I can find a large piece of focus fabric for the background.

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    Cherie says

    I would love to do this as a BOM. I seem to complete BOM’s since each step isn’t overwhelming. Thanks for all your inspirations.

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    Linda (Petey) Fritchen says

    Put me on your list. Such a pretty design! Need to use some stash as it is growing through gifts (good), but still growing (bad).

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    Well considering I am nearing the end of my Quiltathon quilt, why not try a block of the month. I have several of my quiltathon blocks on my site. I used batiks from my stash.

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    Sounds like something I can handle. I think it might just burn up alot of my Thimbleberries scraps, if you call 1/4 yards scraps, LOL.

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    Jackie in La says

    Love this quilt! I have been faithfully working on UFOs in 2008. I’ve only started one new project. This will be my second.

  22. 48

    Connie says

    How come I didn’t hear about this? I think I’m interested but too tired right now to think straight. Oh, and you’ll have to make Elaine do it too if I do it.

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    I think I am jumping on board…never have done anything like this online…should be fun..I do like dong samples a couple a month…the measurements sound a little scary but I am sure I can figure them out….or my friend Sue will help me…

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    I’m pretty late in checking your blog on this Judy, but I would be interested if its not too late. I have lots of stash I need to use up and I think I could even manage the background out of my stash.

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    Carol in SW Indiana says

    I love BOM’s. Even when I don’t have the time, I’ll save the patterns and do them as soon as I can.

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    A BOM, wow Judy you are so generous! I think your quilt graph you show is so pretty but the 1/16″ and other odd measurements scare me off… plus the fact that I have next to no time in the sewing room these days. However it will be fun to watch others as they make it 🙂 as I am sure you will share progress photos with us or links to their sites.

    You’re amazing at all the things you think up for us “to do” together, it is quite motivating!!!! Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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    I just found your blog, it’s great and I love the quilt and would be interested in doing your BOM.

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    I am late in signing up but really like the look of the stars sampler so would like to be included in this BOM if I may.