Saturday, November 12, 2011

BOM - A New Start

At our last Guild meeting, about 40 members showed off their beautiful quilts, which they had made in a BOM club last year.  It was announced that a new quilt was going to be started for this year - a block of the month.  That sounded doable to me, so I decided to join in.  It only amounts to one session per month.  Most of the work will be done at home.  I believe there are 50+ of us doing this year's quilt.  It is called 'The Queen and her Court' and is by A Wing and a Prayer Designs.  It will measure 96in. by 108in. when it is complete.  Here are my first two blocks for this month.
I think I was inspired by the fall colours all around me.  I hope I will still like it next year when it is finished.  One of the perks (or downfalls) of this group, is that we will be doing a lot more than making our blocks.  We will have coffee or tea and lots of conversation, tips and instructions.  A goodie of some sort will be brought each month by one of the members.  Today is my turn to bring something to go with our tea.  A recipe will accompany my treat of a lemon loaf.  Copies will be made and given out to the others members.  By the end of the year we will, not only own a beautiful quilt, but will have collected lots of recipes too.  

11 comments:

KaHolly said...

Hetty, it sounds like so much fun!! It's great when everyone is on the same page. Looking forward to watching your BOM quilt grow!! (and if you get some really awesome recipes, you must share!). ~karen

Simone de Klerk said...

Love your two first blocks to the new BOM you joined! Yes, lovely fall colors. they got together well.
How sweet, that both blocks have the same flower in the middle.
And how fun, to share recipes at the same time and of course being able to taste it first!

hakucho said...

That is a nice way to build a quilt, plus new recipes as a bonus...yay :)

wackywoman said...

That sounds wonderful. You will need to share the recipes with us of course. LOL

Pat said...

What a great idea to have the recipes for everyone. It sounds like a fun BOM experience!

Cybele's patch said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. Can see why you joined the club. The lemon loaf looks delicious.
Your first blocks are beautiful. I like the fabrics.

Barb said...

Your blocks look fabulous. Doing that Friday block of the month must have been a great help. I should have kept up with that. I want my blocks to look like yours!

W. Latane Barton said...

lemon loaf... and tea. I think I'll hop right over and join you.

em's scrapbag said...

Our state guild is doing the same thing. Your blocks look lovely. And I must say your recent finish is very fun.

The Calico Cat said...

I love lemon loaf - yours looks especially good.

Nanette Merrill said...

I get so caught up in things I don't visit blogs enough. Cute stuff here. Nice to see what is going on in your neck of the blog woods.