Saturday, September 24, 2011

Blogger's BOM | Starting tomorrow!

I have a soft spot in my heart for online quilt-alongs and block of the month-type programs. After all, it was Amanda Jean's quilt-alongs that really got me sewing and blogging in the first place! That's why I'm so excited to tell you about a new block of the month program that I'll be participating in ... and it's kicking off tomorrow!

The Blogger's Block of the Month quilt-along was put together by the fabulous Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quilt Works, and it features original blocks by 14 amazing and diverse quilters from some of our favorite blogs.

Because this is a monthly program it's a great long-term project. And with only a single 8" block each month, it's TOTALLY manageable for us time-starved quilters.

Here is the packet of beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabrics that Jackie sent to each of us to design our block ... though, of course, you can use whatever fabrics you choose for the quilt-along.

The quilt-along kicks off tomorrow on Sherri McConnell's blog, A Quilting Life, and each new block is posted on the 25th of the month. And since it's a monthly program, have no fear if you don't have your fabrics together yet -- you've got plenty of time to catch up. This is also going to be a GREAT stash-buster project, so why not just pull out some of your favorite leftovers from your other projects?

You can learn all about the Blogger's Block of the Month program (and grab your very own blog button!) on Jackie's blog post. She's even set up a Flickr group for everyone to post their blocks and progress. And here's the full list of block designers, along with the month their block will be posted:
I hope you'll join us on this fun journey! And I'll see you back here in January for my block pattern.


  1. Oooooo, thanks for the reminder, saw it on Jackies blog the other week but totally went out of my mind.... am off to linky up :)

  2. hmmmm this could be a whole lot of fun then!!

  3. Must.Audit.Only.But.Feeling.Mighty.Weak.