Am I a glutton for punishment, or do I just enjoy looking forward to the small monthly challenges of completing a block of the month (BOM)? I think it is the latter, as I do like doing things in small manageable pieces. Although sometimes I do get excited for the next installment!
I have not done a block of the month for a couple of years, and now I find myself in two! One is with a local group of quilters, and we are calling ourselves the Chocolate Chicks. The quilt blocks we are working on comes from A Quilter's Box of Chocolates. I will give more information on that one in a later blog.
The one that has me really excited is the current BOM through The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims www.thequiltshow.com. I have been a member since Jan 2007, and find that I have gotten more than my money's worth out of this website. Besides the loads of information, I have made so many international friends in the quilting community! And the icing on the cake is the free BOM patterns! The detail of the various patterns, and the support of the online forums, just cannot be replicated! The current design is by Sarah Vederler sarahvedelerdesigns.com. The name of the quilt is Sedona Star. But as I am doing it in my colour way, taking a cue from Jacqueline de Jonge, who was the designer of Circle of Life, I am thinking I should give my quilt its own special name.