Sparkler BOM member makes and more ta-da moments light up August!
Sparkler BOM members are making progress in August on all of the BOM blocks. Whether a Sparkler quilt was started in January or any month since, we know this: progress is progress. And we celebrate every spark of it! From Sparkler BOM blocks to the Spooky Summer Quilt Along, a lot of progress is going on! (See our huge photo gallery below – gah!)
You will also see several finishes from prior BOMs, including Wildflower, Solstice and Stargazer. (shouting out to Toni B. and Sara F.!) Goosebumps.
Sparkler BOM LIVE and ON-Demand DEMOS
By this time in a Make Modern Triangles BOM, I’m feeling like a demo dervish. I create an on-demand video each month that shows members how to freezer paper piece the block, as well as talk through the tricky bits.
Then, two weeks after the new blocks are released, I host a live virtual sew-in where I demo piecing the blocks, field questions and get fantastic tips from members who’ve made them.
I was asked great questions this month, like this one:
“Why are some triangles pieced from the smallest piece to the largest or the other other way around?” (Jenny E.)
Answer: Nested seams! When the blocks are joined with other blocks, the seams are nested and lay flatter.
Members also shared hard-working tips like how to keep track of which fabrics go with each foundation piece:
Chris H. writes the name of the fabric color on the foundation. Gayle K. writes the color name on the foundation with a same-colored pencil or marker. I know, so good!
Kristina S. shared a smack-your-forehead-I-shoulda-thought-of-that tip below.
Lastly, I’m in awe of how members share what they know and what they don’t. We are so much better together because we help each other make progress. Soooo much better.
Proof positive is waiting below with August’s Sparkler BOM member makes and so much more! I’m so stinkin’ proud of you guys!
TA-DAAAAAH! MORE MEMBER QUILT FINISHES
Each month is a celebration and not only Sparkler blocks. Toni B. finished her Wildflower quilt and Sara F. finished her Solstice and Stargazer quilts! What?!
Gayle K. – an ardent freezer paper piecing fan – finished her New York Beauty and won a blue ribbon. Wooooot!
Look at these beauties!
Gayle K. finished a stunning New York Beauty quilt and won a blue ribbon. This one takes the cake…and the pie.
Here’s to Starting and everything in Between
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, bonus blocks or the current Spooky Summer Quilt Along (we’re making Boos & Ghouls quilts!)
SPOOKY SUMMER QUILT ALONG pICS
I introduced the Spooky Summer Quilt Along in July – Boos & Ghouls! I love this little ghost made with modern triangle blocks. I’m sharing their blocks here while our ghosty quilts take shape (yeah, quilt ghosts have a shape. If they are on a quilt.)
SPARKLER BOM MEMBER MAKES! TA-DAAAAH!
Thank you to all our members for sharing your modern triangle progress and ta-da moments!
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