SPARKLER BOM MEMBER MakeS ARE HERE!
Sparkler BOM member makes are here and other modern triangles, too. Blocks 4 and 21 feature right triangle blocks made with freezer paper piecing techniques, which is also known as magic, magical and magi-ficent.
By this time in our BOM program, members are making all of their blocks with the freezer paper piecing method. I demo freezer paper piecing with in-depth instruction every month, and before they know it, members #don’tgivearip. Not ever again. Ever.
Freezer paper piecing is a ta-dah moment all by itself – it’s so satisfying and way better than pulling off little shreds of paper for hours.
I tell you this because you might wonder why the Sparkler BOM blocks are lookin’ so fine in the photos below. Because members are nailing it. I’m so proud of you guys!
TA-DAAAAAH! MORE MEMBER QUILT FINISHES
Each month is a celebration and not only Sparkler blocks. Two Wildflower BOM finishes – Wendy R. and Zuladawn H. – received plenty of accolades from members! Look at these beauties!
Make it THIS-A-WAY or THAT-a-WAY
Everyone makes progress in their own ways. We might go back and forth between projects, take a break or even start over. Where and when members start and stop is up to them. I love seeing what new members choose, maybe because I’m reminded about my own creative moments and ta-dahs when I made that-a-one or this-a-one.
And they like choosing where they start. Some members jump into the Sparkler BOM when they join, while others pick a past BOM quilt, patterns, holiday-themed projects and bonus triangle blocks. Our experienced members offer great suggestions about where to start, too.
NO FOMO here!
Oh man, finishes are fabulous and starts are too! All of these little and big steps are exciting and a great reason to document your makes, snap a WIP photo and share. Wendy and Zuladawn, thank you for sharing your ta-daaaah moments! GAH!
PILLOW FIGHT Ain’t over ’til it’s over
I invited our Make Modern Triangle Members to take a breather in May, catch up or join me in a block play activity called Pillow Fight. Some members never stopped playing, like Kathy M.
Members were given five design prompts to inspire different block layouts that could also work as pillow covers. Some members discovered entirely new quilts to make.
Big play factor. Big. HUGE.
Kathy M. went down the quilty rabbit hole and played with color and the subtraction design prompt: see how MUCH she took away below. Pretty, pretty cool.
Finally, the invite is out!
Last week I introduced our Spooky Summer QAL – Boos & Ghouls! I love this little ghost made with modern triangle blocks. I can’t wait (but I must go on, I can’t go on!) to see what everyone makes, especially the fabric choices. We’ll finish at the end of September and I’ll share the makes as as our ghosty quilts take shape (yeah, quilt ghosts have a shape. Spooky good.)
You’ve waited looooong enough for these showstoppers so see our latest member makes below including Modern Triangle Blocks 4 and 21. Stripey and Pointy. Not actually their names but they are so dear to me. (Geek check in paragraph 10 please.)
SPARKLER BOM MEMBER MAKES! TA-DAAAAH!
Applause! Wild clapping! Insanely loud whistling!
Hey members! I’ve just released Month 7 – more fun triangle blocks – and I’m looking forward to seeing the blocks all made up in your fabrics. Eeeeeeee!