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UNDER THE ROSE has a new name its.......BY THE SEAM.
I had trouble with the old web address so thought it would be best to change it.
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February 15, 2010

BOM.....remember this?

Let's see, when was it? I think September or October maybe, I started a BOM through the LQS. Well I had so much trouble with the second block that I just could not make myself get back to it. Nothing against the quilt shop and I realize that when you cut fabric on a mass basis it isn't easy to cut evenly but these were so bad and there was no way I could straighten them up either, most were a hair shy of the required size and jagged. It took a lot of work but I finally got them done, that was month 2, yes I said 2. Now I am working on the light checkerboard, month 3. I only have 2 more months to do and I will be caught up with that. I really don't see me getting another BOM like this one where the fabric is pre cut. Not only that but some of the fabric was not to my liking, too much orange. There are so many beautiful Batiks out there. I enjoyed doing the flying geese but these, ugh! Anyone else ever have that sort of problem with pre cut fabric for a BOM?


quiltfool said...

I have done the last 3 bom's from my lqs. I did it last year because of the 25% discount I'd get off anything when I took the finished block in. But, I have 3 sampler quilts now and just don't see me going in for a 4th. I had a couple of months in the last year when I didn't get enough fabric and had to piece scraps together for pieces, so I can feel your frustration. Take care. Lane

Auntie Em said...

I've never done a BOM with precut fabrics, but I sure do like the way your blocks look. It's going to be a really pretty quilt when you are done.

SpinningStar said...

Luckily, I have never been interested in the block of the month programs at the LQS. But I have known quilters who got kits and the amount, after washing, was short. Lucky for them, the store gave them enough flannel to finish up the quilts.


Quiltluver said...

I've never had that with a BOM, but I did have that problem with a shop hop quilt. Luckily, I took a class to finish the quilt and they knew about the error in the fabric shortage. But by then, they were out of the fabric!! Fortunately, between everyone in the class swapping wha they needed, I was able to get the fabric. Hmmm, come to think of it, that is still a UFO...