July 17, 2011

And then along comes Mary

I don't have such a good track record with Blocks of the Month.  I'm sure it stems from me being a "start to finish" quilter.   I like to finish a project before I start on the next one.  So making a block and then waiting an entire month before the next one arrives (at which point I'm already immersed in another project) pretty much resigns the rests of the blocks to a project box.

I was going through my fabric closet last weekend and discovered some BOM treasures.  Most of them are complete KITS by now!

I signed up for this Mary Engelbreit BOM from In Between Stitches when I visited Nicole in April 2008.  When I found the box, I discovered that I had already completed 7 of the blocks!

This week I finished the last 5.  And then I made 2 additional because I didn't like 2 of the blocks from the kit, but I got it done, it's cute and I still love the fabrics.

Next up - the Moda U Selvages BOM - also started in 2008.


  1. Congratulations on your finish! I seem to work on acquiring one BOM kit per year. One day, I'm actually going to start one!

  2. After taking 2 years to finish my first BOM for the same reasons, I've decided if I do another one I'll just save them all up and then do the quilt! Glad you got this finished, Lisa - what a cute, bright, summer quilt!

  3. That looks great! WTG on your finish!

  4. What a great finish! Congratulations!

  5. Very cute! You would go nuts in my quilting loft - I've got over 150 UFOs!! All categorized, in specific bins, listed on the computer, etc, etc. I'm an organizer - just a piecer! Lots of tops - not quilted! I guess I'm going to be one of "those" women we hear about at guild! "I bought this unfinished top at an estate sale - there were stacks of unfinished tops the family must not have wanted".... lol lol