I’ve never participated in a BOM before. In fact, a couple months ago, I didn’t know what BOM meant. It stands for Block of the Month. Each month, the BOM host introduces a new block and tutorial and at the end of the series you have enough blocks to make a quilt! It’s a great way to learn new techniques and since it’s only one block each month, it isn’t overwhelming.
For my first BOM, I’ve decided to participate in “And Sew On…” with Kristy at Quiet Play. Each block is paper-pieced and after 9 months I’ll have a cute, sewing-themed, wall hanging for my sewing room. I love Kristy’s paper-pieced patterns. I made this pillow for the Sew Seasonal Blog Hop using her Santa hat block design and I’ve been trying to convince her to do an 80’s themed series with this awesome polaroid camera block as the first design.
So here is my first block in the BOM. It’s called “Measure Twice”:
It’s a great starter block, if you have never tried paper-piecing before. It’s simple and quick to start and the blocks will get more complex each month. I decided to use my very favorite fabrics (Katie Jump Rope and Architextures) for this wall-hanging, since I’ll be looking at it for inspiration each day.
If you want to jump in and join the BOM, the details are here.