Plain & Fancy BOM: Block 2 Done!

In my line of work, I often move from turning in one project to working on the next project that has to be turned in.  I had a very brief down time over the weekend where I was able to work on my Plain & Fancy BOM quilt last Friday night!

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This is Block 1 from a while back.  Click here to read more about Block 1.


And here is Block 2.


Pretty much, I used the same tricks as I did for making Block 1.  The tricks were described in my Block 1 post.



Even though I have felt like a loser for not being able to keep up with my BOM, it is nonetheless a great feeling being able to get another block finished for the quilt! It’s back to work-related quilting stuff for me!

If you are working on Plain & Fancy, I hope you have enjoyed the journey!  If you have yet to join in the fun, click here for a list of shops that are carrying the project, or you can see if Fons & Porter has filled up their spots for online signup here.

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy Monday, and Happy Week!

Plain & Fancy BOM: Block 1 Done!

Happy Memorial Day (Observed), Dear Friends!  I hope you have had a blessed and reflective weekend.

I managed to finish the first block of Plain & Fancy BOM quilt (top left block)!

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It is a large block.  And I am quite pleased with it.


I posted about constructing the block center before I left for Market here.


I worked on the parallelogram units after I returned from Market.

Thought #1.  In trimming off the excess when making the parallelogram units, I found that the excess triangles can be sewn together and trim to measure 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ HST units.  I am making these HST units as I construct the quilt even though I don’t quite know what I will do with them yet.



IMG_6365I am curious to know if you have any ideas on what to do with these 1.5″ HST units.  I imagine I will have quite a few of these when I am finished with the quilt top.


Thought #2.  In sewing the parallelogram units together for the block framing pieces, I made sure the diagonal seams match up before pinning.



That little bit of effort resulted in very “happily situated” seams when the parallelogram units are sewn together!


Thought #3.  When sewing the parallelogram unit and the block corner units, I marked with Frixion pen where the seams will meet, and matched up the seams before pinning and sewing.

IMG_6378See how the points all came together?

So this concludes my notes on constructing the first Plain & Fancy block.  While it is not a particularly difficult block to construct, I did like using the block to fine tune my piecing skill.


I doubt I will have time between now and the last of the month to work on the sashing blocks.  But I will move on to making my 2nd block as time permits.


Have you signed up to be a Plain & Fancy quilter – click here to see if your local quilt shops are participating.

I found out that Fons and Porter is also running the program in their online shop in case your local quilt shops aren’t participating. Click here to access the order information.


Thanks for stopping by, Dear Friends!  I hope you have a wonderful week.  This is Miss Baby’s last week of school.  I can’t believe our little Miss Baby has just about completed her first year of formal education.  I am getting a little weepy thinking about that…

Came in the mail…

Hello Friends, this is a super quick post as it’s Tuesday when I work at my other “day” job (Mom/chauffeur for extra-curricular activities).  Look what came in the mail – the fabrics for my Plain & Fancy BOM quilt!  Some shops are doing it as a BOM program, while some are selling the complete kits.  I got the kit, but will be showing you my progress on a month-by-month basis.


The quilt sample that was shown at Quilt Market last Fall is now being shown at Quilt Events in Europe.  I wish there was a way I could tag along…


Interested to be my Plain & Fancy stitching buddy?  Click here to see if your local quilt shop is participating.  If not, many shops are taking online orders for mail-order as well.  I still haven’t decided whether to do the pieced or applique version for the sashing blocks.  What do you think?

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Alrightie, Dear Friends!  I have to take off for now.  You have a lovely day, okay?