Spring Mini BOM

With spring arriving, and the state on lock down, I need a bit of inspiration, so it’ s time to update the Mini BOM holiday project with spring fabrics and colors.

Last summer, I designed a Mini BOM holiday project for the Fun With Free Motion Quilting group. It’s a quick table topper/wall hanging project based on a traditional log cabin block. Squares are 7.5″ finished. Here are a couple photos of the holiday BOM samples.

Wall hanging or table topper? Your choice. Made with 2″ strips from stash and a layer cake square.

Table topper with applique wreath. Made from layer cake squares with 1.5″ strips.

The link below contains my first post on the project, including the first module of the directions for making a Mini BOM. Directions for all three modules can also be found in the files of the Fun With Free Motion Quilting FB group.


My two new Mini BOMs are made with stash fabrics. With quilt shops closed in my state, this is the perfect time to dive into my substantial stash.

The first one is made using Jason Yenter fabrics left over from my Hope applique project and bound with some purple ombre Stonehenge. I used 9, 1.5″ WOF (width of fabric) strips in each color. Using a single fabric for each of the light/dark sections of the squares and using the strip sewing method (as shown in the project directions) really speeds up production of the blocks. 3, 2.5″ WOF strips were used to make the binding.

It is rare for me to use a dark thread on a light background, but stay at home orders means that I am using thread and fabric in my stash for my creations.

The center was made using a 14.5″ square of Moda grunge and applique with some leftovers pieces of the Jason Yenter fabric, a couple fussy cut birds, and a small square of Moda metallic grunge dots in dark purple. The birds are appliqued using MonoPoly (invisible) thread. Leaves were made using my Perfect Leaf templates and the stem was made using a small Clover bias maker. Finished size, using 7.5″ unfinished blocks and a 14.5″ center, is approximately 28.5″.

Freehand FMQ center
The basic block.

Using my glide foot to SID the project before beginning FMQ. Love my glide foot! They are available for many domestic machines, as well.

Small scale swirls fill the light/lavendar in white Magnifico and the green is SID with MonoPoly.
My second BOM, ready for quilting. A large scale print is fussy cut for the center and the same print used
for the dark strips. A stash batik is used for the light strips.

Here’s hoping all my quilting friends are doing well and staying safe.



  1. Lennea, I absolutely LOVE this purple mini!! Your FMQ is stunning with this. I think the darker thread was perfect! I do love my glide foot, as well as my ruler foot! Would you please tell me from what fabric you fussy cut those birds? They are just adorable! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  2. Hi Lennea! This is really a lovely piece. Your FMQ on it really just brings it to another level – it’s gorgeous. Thanks for linking up this week. ~smile~ Roseanne


  3. Hi Lennea! All of your pieces are beautiful but your last one is gorgeous. I think that quilting in the darker thread really makes the applique piece in the center stand out all the more. Thanks for linking up this week. ~smile~ Roseanne

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      1. OH NO!! That is awful. I hope it turns up eventually. I have seen stories about mail being ‘lost’ and then it turns up at some point.


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