Blue and Gray Sampler BOM
BOM? What's that? Initials for "Block of the Month." Do you remember me sharing this quilt made a few years ago for Windham Fabrics? They wanted to create a quilt kit and pattern that could run in the Keepsake Catalog. Why am I showing it here? I'm toying with the idea of offering a FREE Block of the Month series here on my blog.I selected various traditional blocks (many used in my 2016 Civil War Sampler pattern) named after famous people and places from the Civil War era: Order No. 11, Fredonia Oak Leaf, Lincoln's Platform, etc). These are 12" blocks with the center Fredonia Oak Leaf at a whopping 24"!
The Blue and the Gray quilt is 72" x 72". It was beautifully quilted by Connie Gallant (who also now owns it).
|The Blue and the Gray Sampler: 72" x 72"|
Would you be interested in the patterns and following along? I will be remaking the blocks in bright colors (for those who don't like these muted reds and blues and greens).
Fredonia Oak Leaf is that VERY large center block. I created it using raw edge appliqué. You certainly can make this via hand work! The choice is yours.
|Fredonia Oak Leaf: 24" x 24"|
|Rosebud Block: 12"|
This was offered for several months in the Keepsake Catalog (retail: $14.00) and I offered it for sale at my Craftsy site. I'm going to gather my selected fabrics and think about when I want to begin the BOM here in blog-ville.
There are five different fabrics (including the cream background). Simple enough to consider. This also can be made even scrappier (which I'm sure I will do in my new blocks).
What do you think? Any interest?