Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Classic meets Modern BOM

OK so last year I took part in a BOM run by Erin at Sew At Home Mummy. It was a nice simple one ( or that was the idea).
Each month she gave us the instructions to make a classic block and/or a modernised version of the same block. She also encouraged us to play around ourselves with the blocks.  I was doing really well in keeping up but for some reason I fell by the wayside. For the past 6 months I've only had one block to do. Not anymore though. I've finally finished all the blocks.
So, with an EQ mock up of the originals my blocks are

January - Bears Paw

 This is the only block I didn't play around with. Unfortunately I don't think I have enough fabric left  to make another.

February - Amethyst

March - Drunkards Path

April - Double Z

May - Dresden Plate

June - Log Cabin

July - Starflower/Lemoyne Star

August - Churn Dash

 September - Maple Leaf

October - Flying Geese

November - Rolling Stone

December - Christmas Star

 I'm not sure when I'll get them all together in a quilt. I'm not even sure how I'll put them together as I don't want a traditional sashed setting, even though I've sewn a narrow sashing to each block. Having had a look through EQ7 I quite like this one

It probably won't be exactly the same but it's a starting point.


  1. Wonderful blocks and a fun idea for the layout!

  2. Wow! Love your blocks. Your modern blocks are fabulous!

  3. Don't wait too long to put them together please, your blocks are fabulous and need to be shared! Looking forward to seeing them together :)

  4. It really is amazing how a small change impacts on a block

  5. Hi Gina: It's good to have you back in the quilting world. I love your blocks. I think my favourite is the dresden plate.

  6. Beautiful block! Love your colour choices.

  7. Beautiful block! Love your colour choices.

  8. What a lovely modern quilt sampler!! so pretty!

  9. Very creative variations!!

  10. Congratulations on finishing! I'm so impressed by your inventiveness with the twists you put on the classic blocks, I can't even choose a favourite.

  11. Hey! Woohooo!! Way to go, getting that last one done up. It's not a huge change, but I do really like the corners sewn off that way. It's fun to see all the blocks together in the post - some of those are tremendous tranformations! Lots of creativity here, and can't wait to see how you put them together. :)


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