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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Blogger Girls BOM Month Six

Hi Everyone,

Since it is the first of the month, it is time to write about the latest, and last of the blocks for the Blogger Girls BOM project.  I can't believe that this is nearly the end.  Next month, on July 1, we will have the big reveal of our finished quilts--I'm pretty excited about it.

I know that I have some new followers, so to fill you in, I was asked to participate in Monique Dillard's FREE block of the month program for this year.  Each of the participants was asked to choose a block pattern and then Monique designed a really stunning setting for the blocks.  The patterns are available here.  Each month, you make two versions of the same block pattern, but alter the value placement and/or tweak a few elements in order to produce two, very-different looking blocks.  It is really fun and it is amazing how the blocks look nothing like each other.

This month is also a two-fer.  A little birdie told me that Monique is also sharing the pattern for the alternate block.  You can find her blog post about it all here.

So without further delay, here are my two versions of the final block, which was selected by the wonderful Lissa at Moda Lissa:

You know that I can't resist some fussy-cutting, and did so again on the first block.

The second one was lots of fun, too.  

This is one of the alternate blocks needed to complete the quilt.  You will need to make 12 of these to set between the 13 other blocks.

  Did I say yet?  I have mine all together, ready to show next month and I Can't Wait to share it!  I thought that since I have so much going on with moving, etc. that I should get it all together as soon as possible.  I'm so excited about this quilt.

Feel free to check out the other participants at their blogs.  They are making some gorgeous versions of their own:

Sherri at A Quilting Life
Lissa at Moda Lissa
Denise at A Quilters Window
Jodi at Pleasant Home

Have a great day!


  1. I can hardly wait for your reveal... amazingly different looking blocks using the same template... not to mention I love the Grant Park fabric!

  2. JoAnne, your blocks are beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished quilt top. I think your fabric choice was just perfect!

  3. Looking forward to seeing the finish!

  4. I wish now I'd joined in on this quilt along. I really like the second block and I'm sure it's going to be a beautiful quilt. I'd better download the patterns and add it to my to-do list!

  5. Your blocks are so pretty JoAnne! I love your traditional reds and blues :)

    Good luck with the move!

  6. I always love seeing the difference color and value make in the same quilt block. It really is amazing. I like the first block best with its two red squares.

  7. Looking forward to the big reveal!

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