Cosmos BOM is underway in the Bryan House Quilts galaxy!
Big-time planning, folks! Starting with a coloring page, our members put their colored pencils on paper and fingers to screens with AMAZING results.
See more than 50 out-of-this-world Cosmos color palettes below. I’ll also show you more Sparkler and Wildflower finishes – our members’ big ta-da moments!
PLANNING IS PROGRESS
Planning is progress so we take time to play with color palettes, calculate yardage and print foundations.
Some of us, um…(me), like to start sewing immediately. Hand me the fabric so I can GET IT UNDER THE NEEDLE NOW.
Yet, taking time to plan is calming. All the jitters and expectations are eased when we start creating color palettes and choosing fabrics.
As much as I’d like to skip the color choosing part and get to the sewing part (see above), it feels great to approach the whole block of the month thingy with baby steps. Which builds confidence when staring down a modern triangle quilt with LOTS OF TRIANGLES.
So when members start posting coloring pages and fabric pulls, it’s a big confidence boost for EVERYONE;
You’ve got this.
You can do it.
We’re better together.
A modern triangle quilt is soooo doable a step at a time with each other. Our members are stellar!
When you know where you’re going – even when you don’t have all of the skills yet – every step is progress. When I see someone else do something, I’m motivated to jump in to the next step.
THREE COLORWAYS AND COUNTING…
I had so much fun creating the Cosmos colorways. Like stars in the galaxy, color palettes are infinite.
One of my color inspirations was Cosmos, Kona’s 2022 Color of the Year. I went all-out magenta, pinks and oranges with a 3-color palette. I can’t wait to see these sewn up. (See? I’m ready to GO!)
I offer three ready-to-make colorways for Cosmos (color choices – check!) with yardages already calculated, buuuuuuuut many members created their own palettes.
Supernova superstars, right?
I’d like to think it’s because I give members tools: planning guides with step-by-step instructions, how to use color strategies in modern triangle quilts and a coloring page (pat-pat-pat on the back – hehe).
Well, that’s only a part of it.
When you’ve got the tools, imagination and creativity follow. Color magic happens here because members are daring themselves into new quilting experiences.
I often see members’ posts like “I’ve never done this before but here goes!” and “this is my first triangle quilt and I’m so excited!” They jump in at their own pace, make progress on their schedule and keep daring themselves to make a modern triangle quilt. And then they do!
COSMOS BOM PLANNING MONTH PROGRESS
Making progress is what a quilt BOM program is all about, especially inside Make Modern Triangles. We may be here for different reasons and move at different paces, yet progress is what gives us sparks of joy!
One of the most important things I’ve learned from members is choosing color can frustrate, and even stop us, from making progress.
Will it turn out the way I want?
What if the colors are all wrong?!
That’s why a coloring page is so handy. We give ourselves an entire month to focus on creating a color palette and choosing fabrics that feel just right. Like Goldilocks, when it feels right, ya just know it. And you wanna sew it.
Now it’s your turn to get excited!
See our members’ color palettes for the brand new Cosmos below. Ta-daaaaaaaah!
SPARKLER and WIldflower BOM FINISHES
First, here’s the updated shrine of Sparkler BOM finishes! Aren’t they so beautiful?! Jakki C. took her quilt photo outside – the stained glass effect is stunning!
Jane M. wrote: “I was going to rip apart some squares to fix the point,but then I said ‘oh well’. Enjoyed the class and eveyone’s projects.” I love good enough quilting.
Cosmos BOM PLanning Month – Coloring Pages
Crayons, colored pencils, markers or tablets – choose your tool for color play. Coloring by hand takes longer but is still fun and relaxing. Digital apps like Procreate are faster and oopsies are fixed in a tap. Either way, members begin to visualize their quilts and get EXCITED.
Here’s what our members have done in our planning month. Woohoo!
Sue L. used a coloring shortcut: color a section or two versus the whole thing.
Some Make Modern Triangles members make their first blocks in my free class here. The whirligig block is also a bonus project in the Expansion Packs Blocks section for members. I add new blocks when inspiration strikes.
RESOURCES AND LINKS
Join Cosmos 2023 Block of the Month
Three Ways to Use a Coloring Page
Free on demand class “Five Strategies for Fun and Fast Color, Even If You’re Not Good with Color!”
Cathy Hiscock says
It’s amazing to see so much variation! So much creativity! Look how much we’re all beavering away and it’s only 6th Jan – hurrah!