October 13, 2008

Lots o' Blocks

BOMS I feel like I haven't done any significant sewing in weeks.  I have a lot of little quilting "chores" to get done and haven't worked on one project straight through for quite some time.  This weekend was very productive - I got 2 bindings made and machine stitched to 2 of my older quilts that my friend Liz offered to hand stitch for me.  I put the borders on my Fig & Plum quilt for the shop so we can get that displayed and kits made.

I'm cutting out a couple of projects to take with me on my retreat in early November.  Oh and I made a few blocks!  You might recognize the blocks on the left.  They are from the Fat Quarter Shop's Simply Sophisticated BOM, which is the Moda U Selvages quilt.  The 2 blocks in the middle are the same blocks made with American Jane fabrics, which is one of the choices my shop is offering for our Moda U project.  I really loved how easy these blocks were to put together.  Vicky, the LA Quilter, is hosting a stitch-along for the FQS blocks - check it out.  If you finish and post a picture of your blocks each month, you are entered in a drawing for a FQS gift certificate.  If that's not incentive, I don't know what is!

I'm disappointed that my shop cancelled the Moda U class that was scheduled for Thursday nights.  There weren't enough customers signed up, so I could attend Moda U on Saturdays, but that doesn't really work for me, so I get the blocks, but not the fun of being part of the "club."

Oh and the blocks on the right are for a quilt we're making at the shop for one of our coworkers who is going through a medical crisis.  We're all making two 8" blocks out of Lecien fabrics and will put them together as a surprise gift for our friend Faith.  Everyone is picking their own block design, and I'm sure it will be a great mix of applique and pieced blocks in the beautiful pastel colors that Faith loves.


  1. Beautiful work, Lisa!!!! Thanks for the tip on the BOM club. I had already signed up for this one, so this will make it a little more fun to make. Maybe, it will keep me on task. :~)

  2. Love the Lecien blocks. Are you using a specific pattern or is everyone making the same size blocks in any design they choose?
    Also, where can I see a picture of the Moda Selveges pattern? Or would that spoil the mystery?
    Don't the mystery blocks look different in the American Jane fabrics? Love that contrast....

  3. Love the blocks, especially the Lecien! I need to get going on my 2 BOM from Fat Quarter before I get any farther behind. Nancy in WI

  4. Your blocks are lovely, as always. I'm glad you've had a chance to sew for yourself, too! I think it's wonderful that you girls at the quilt shop are sewing blocks for your co-worker - she will absolutely love that quilt! The thought that you all cared enough to create a quilt for her will totally raise her spirits.