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.
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.
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″.
Using my glide foot to SID the project before beginning FMQ. Love my glide foot! They are available for many domestic machines, as well.
Here’s hoping all my quilting friends are doing well and staying safe.