Saturday, February 27, 2010

Just One Block a Month, That's All We Ask

Ok, quilters. How many of you do the same thing that I do? You see a block a month program that looks fabulous. The Fat Quarter Shop has been running some amazing ones. You think, "I can do a block in one month, no problem!" Right? Wrong!!!!! At least for me. If you know much about quilting and these types of complicated blocks, it takes almost as much time to make one as it does to strip piece and sew a number of the same design. So I'm dreadfully behind. Dreadfully, dreadfully behind.



This is the Designer Mystery Block of the Month from a year ago. Here are six of the blocks.


Here are three more. I'm on a roll. I made three blocks last week. Tomorrow I'm going to make the final three. I have the finishing kit and I will do the sashing, add the borders, take it down and quilt it on the longarm, bind it and it's done!!! Then...........

I will then get started on these two Block of the Month programs. (I'm not even going to mention the Block of the Month programs that I have "hidden" away in the cupboards. Why, oh, why!!!???!!!..........

If you do your Block of the Month blocks on time every month what is your secret?


****Addendum: I didn't want you all to think that it was in any way the fault of The Fat Quarter Shop or any other quilting institution that puts the Block of the Month Programs together as the reason I don't get them done. Also, I don't want you to think that they are too difficult. The instructions are wonderful. Ladies, it's ME ME ME ME!

6 comments:

Jackie said...

Well, the few that I have signed up for, I am usually on time for the first couple of months or so. Then I really need to do catch up. I don't know why that happens. But eventually they get done. So I do understand exactly where you are coming from. Just think of it this way, when you do get to them they will be just gorgeous.

Thimbleanna said...

Your blocks look beautiful Miss Jean! I've never been a BOM fan -- I'd never be able to make the monthly commitment!

Mumzie said...

Those blocks are beautiful! You got how many done in one week? Wow, you are on a roll. Hey, I still have to finish my first quilt! LOL Mumzie

Nicole said...

Oh my. I should join you. I have the same BOM in about the same degree of completion as you. No, you are ahead of me now.

Brenda said...

Too funny. I have a year plus of a block of the month, Womens voices civil ward quilt. Not one done yet and I had all the block in my home close to a year ago. I had so many other project started I would not let myself begin as i picked it up each month. And one month became two ect. Still too many projects!

ChaChaneen said...

Ha - your so funny Miss Jean! If I were doing something similar it would be books... I lurve to read but my stack grows each month instead of getting smaller through the year. ha ha

Beautiful pieces, I can't wait to see it finished, just beautiful!