Friday, February 7, 2014

BOM quilts for every season

My friend, Kathy, the owner of Spring Creek Quilts and Fabrics, is a Block of the Month (BOM) queen. Whenever I get to visit her, she's got several of them going—in various stages.
Sampler quilt with machine quilted designs in variegated thread.
You saw the brightly colored sampler she made with Yvette in this blog post. She designed that quilt, by the way, and did the machine quilting on her long arm. Isn't the variegated thread simply spectacular on the solid black alternate blocks?

Kathy has a few new BOM programs starting in 2014, so if you like tackling a larger project by doing smaller, more manageable units on a monthly basis, give her a call. "Fairy Tales" has a sweet, fanciful, pink and green color palette and the finished quilt will fit a single or twin bed.
Fairy Tales BOM
This primitive style BOM quilt features blocks that have a small vignette surrounded by patchwork.
A primitive style BOM.
"Starlit Garden" is an appliqué BOM with a classic layout. The nine center blocks have a radial symmetry. The primary and secondary colors of the flowers, leaves and vines have a twinkling effect on the black ground.
Starlit Garden BOM.
Previous year's block-sets hang on design walls throughout the shop.
Look at all the details in these blocks! You can tell Kathy really loves appliqué and is so adept at choosing the most appropriate fabrics. She chose Fusion Illusion for the background of these blocks. Doesn't it look like a "wintery mix" swirling around the gingerbread house?
This Christmas holiday BOM has a nice mix of patchwork and appliqué blocks.
Here is a stunning water gardenscape. Lots of beautiful batiks in this quilt.
Again, look at all the detail in the blocks! Some of the flower petals are even 3-dimensional.
This is probably my favorite.
I like the bears ice skating on the pond.
Oops! Watch that slippery ice, little bear!
Oops! The little bear took a spill on the ice rink.

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