Welcome to the Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays!
We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.
This week's link-up is at the bottom of the post.
It's always somewhat exciting to get to pull a fresh BOM into the weekly line up. Since Ruffled Roses was finally finished last month, second Sundays were open for a new project. I thought I'd roll right into the other kit I bought long ago from The Quilt Show.
Star Crazy was their 2010 BOM, and it's also a design by Sue Garman. As it has no applique, this will go together far faster than Ruffled Roses did. Today I finished all of the Month 1 work: 2 of the large stars, 6 of the smaller, and some 38 HSTs for the borders.
On these old BOMs, I like cutting the whole thing out up front. That makes it nice each month to just pull out the next set of work and get going straight into the sewing. During odd minutes of time during the last few weeks I washed all these fabrics, ironed them, and started cutting. I finished cutting out all the white and got about halfway through the colors before my bone marrow biopsy the other day made it too uncomfortable to do the rest. You can see some of those in the baggies at the top of the table that I use to keep the pieces organized. Colors get their own bags, and the whites are divided even further by one size per bag. It all lives in a box together - typically a shipping box labeled on each side with the project name, which sits demurely in my BOMs armoir until its given workday each month. Between now and next month I'll finish cutting the other colors out, and then things will speed along super fast when I pull out the box and a couple months' directions at a time. (By the way, I use the paper stitch-through template method for this many HSTs.)
Eventually everything will grow up to become this:
So how about you? Have you done any work on BOMs lately?