Is there a BOM resurgence?

I'm re-thinking the quilting block-of-the-month!  When I started quilting so many years ago, making a BOM was a great way to learn new techniques.  Then, I branched out on my own and rarely joined in any BOM groups.  Is it just me, or does there seem to be a resurgence in the BOM movement?

Here's a few I found that really caught my eye:

Sisters' Ten Modern BOM with Gen X Quilters.  January 2013 block is Grandmother's Frame.

and then there is the Craftsy BOM -  it's free too!  Sew along with quilting legend Laura Nownes as she teaches us how to make 10 blocks of various sizes.  She'll be teaching y-seams, partial seams,  45 degree and 60 degree triangles and more.

Next, I found Victoriana Quilt Designs BOM.  January's block is Rising Sun - and on to completion of several blocks, the Santa's Rising Sun quilt.  I'm thinking that each BOM will also include a how-to to complete a quilt using the block.

And, where else but Pile O' Fabrics for another fresh take on modern:  Alyssa Lichner's Skill Builder BOM will be filled with lessons to learn or a refresher course on already learned skills.

I'm sure there's more, many more free blocks-of-the-month out there.  So, I would love to know where you've gotten your BOM 2013 inspiration.  Send me the link and I'll update today's post.

1 comment :

  1. Hi Marty, thanks for these great links. May I say that I don't think ~you~ need much, if any, skill-building exercises? We continue to be inspired by your beautiful work ! :-)


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