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TOPIC: Looking for BOM Buddy

21 Nov 2008 02:17 #28739

Deb, you'll be far ahead of me pretty soon--I've still got three blocks to finish and I still haven't taken pics and posted any of my blocks! :oops:
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20 Nov 2008 20:58 #28728

Joan,
I printed it all off at once too and just about dropped when the printer stopped. :shock: Then I put it ito a binder with a divider for each month. Much better when it appears to be a book with chapters. Lets face it no one in thier right mind would ever read boring novel if there were no chapters to say;" Oh thank goodness only 5 chapters to go. " Have you ever belonged to a book club or do remember high school when you had to read something that really wasn't your cup of tea. Remember rationalizing if I only read this much (ok I have a 15 year old boy who is reading Shakespear's Hamlet right now so you you know where I am coming from) :? Basically put dividers in between the months and your BOM won't seem so overwhelming. By the way I chose a very colorful batik for my back ground and I am going to down play the flowers and the basket. Like shadows. I think I am still toying with the Idea. I am trying to show my son's art teacher that Art is all in interpretation. Maybe I willl give her a block made 4 different ways to prove this.
Rachel

P.S. :) for the record yes my sign in is 911kitchen and before I was a nurse I was a cook. My dream is to one day own a pastry cafe :wink:
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20 Nov 2008 20:19 #28727

You guys are great! I am going to bed now and dream of all the BOM's I will be starting tmorrow! I can do it! Thanks!
Joan
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20 Nov 2008 17:21 #28725

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Joan, start with the November block--it is really easy and then you will ready to go with the other months.
Blessing from Northwest Indiana, USA
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20 Nov 2008 16:37 #28723

joanrae wrote:
Hi all, this is my first time here, I am finally thinking of BOM. I have everything printed off and in a nice notebook! I even bought the background fabric. Then it looked too overwhelming and I did two convergence quilts instead! I promise to start soon. Big projects tend to scare me, but with all of you to talk with, maybe this one will get finished......or at least started!
Joan
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Joan... do it! Join in the FUN!

Pick your background and star fabric 1st. Choose something that will show off your work. (very light or dark works best)

While you are sewing the stars imagine what you want to do next. Leaves are easy, they are generally green. Prepare the stems and leaves.... Now ya have that ready to sew.

To pick out vase and flower colors I'm using a beautiful multicolored fabric as a focus fabric to pull my colors from. You can also use the focus fabric it in borders too. It will give the quilt the illusion that it was all designed in that colorway.

It's all just a lot of tiny steps. Don't think you have to do it all at once. THAT would be overwhelming!

deb in MN/WI
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20 Nov 2008 15:06 #28722

Hi all, this is my first time here, I am finally thinking of BOM. I have everything printed off and in a nice notebook! I even bought the background fabric. Then it looked too overwhelming and I did two convergence quilts instead! I promise to start soon. Big projects tend to scare me, but with all of you to talk with, maybe this one will get finished......or at least started!
Joan
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20 Nov 2008 14:05 #28720

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Deb your ideas sound great!! I hope you post photos along the way and let us know when they are up!


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20 Nov 2008 13:58 #28719

Ok, I've picked out my background and the star. At 1st I was going to do each star differently, but decided not since I really want the flowers to be the 'stars'. LOL... I've cut out all the backgrounds and am getting ready to draw out the stars.

Wahoo! This is gunna be fun!!

Typically I have everything in batiks.... but I've been itching to do a black and brights. Years ago I purchased a solid black home spun. It will be great to work on such a soft fabric. I'm going to dig into my hand dyed fabs and really make this easy. Batiks may creep in since they are the majority of my stash, but I'm going to try keep the fabrics soft so hand quilting will be easy. All I have to worry about now is shadowing.

I also plan to do some beading and appliqueing bugs.... maybe even some bug chewed leaves. hehehee

deb in MN/WI
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20 Nov 2008 11:00 #28712

Wow Deb, just looked at your quilts too. Phenomenal!
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20 Nov 2008 07:54 #28707

I'm behind also. Still need to do Sept Oct and Nov.
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20 Nov 2008 07:47 #28705

Deb, another place to see lots of blocks: Go to Show & Tell on the purple bar, click on BOM only and you will be able to see all the blocks that have been uploaded. Margo has even more on her website. Welcome to the Bomettes.

Nancy in NC
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20 Nov 2008 07:33 #28704

I'm in for cheerleading - life has kinda got in the way lately, so I have not even TOUCHED my BOM since June, but yesterday I took the time to download and print all the patterns up through this month. Hopefully I can get back on track with this project.
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Re: BOM should stand for BOOK OF MONTH 20 Nov 2008 06:46 #28703

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:D Ok So this is the first time I realized that I had access to the BOM. Yep I am an idiot. So incase I couldn't find my way back to it again, (which happens frequently) I downloaded it all at once. :shock: It is a nice book to say the least. I wasn't going to do it but I needed a Dr. office project. My cathedral window quilt is too heavy to take now. That and I really need to work on this hand applique business. I am still donating more blood then thread. So Hopefully you BOM buddies will hear from me again. That is if I survive the self blood donating process that I keep undergoing. I can just read the headline now: Local Quilter Appliqued to Death. Could you just see the CSI's trying to figure out the blood pattern. They would be totally baffled that is unless one of them quilted. :roll: :lol:

That is too funny!

Maggie in E. Central Illinois
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Re: BOM should stand for BOOK OF MONTH 19 Nov 2008 21:54 #28695

911kitchen wrote:
:D Ok So this is the first time I realized that I had access to the BOM. ... That and I really need to work on this hand applique business. I am still donating more blood then thread. So Hopefully you BOM buddies will hear from me again. That is if I survive the self blood donating process that I keep undergoing. I can just read the headline now: Local Quilter Appliqued to Death. Could you just see the CSI's trying to figure out the blood pattern. They would be totally baffled that is unless one of them quilted. :roll: :lol:

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Silly me, I saw 911kitchen and just assumed you cooked like me. :P
I must say your imagination does you well.... I enjoyed the images you conjured. I often stitch myself into quilts. I don't think anything of it, unless I'm around non-sewers. They got squeamish when they see me pulling my fingers out of the stitchings.

deb in MN/WI
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