Halloween Linky


Lots of people love Halloween, and many have children and grandchildren who expect them to come up with the best costume on the block or in the class every year. This linky, on October 4, is a place to share your ideas and projects, or to get ideas and projects. Click on the logo to find out more details.

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Sew Fresh Quilts Bear Paw QAL


A quilt along for this great pattern. Cutting instructions are given for several sizes. This week is the first of two for sewing the bear paw blocks. The QAL started with fabric requirements on Sept. 3. The QAL goes through Oct. 29 with a month for finishing before showing the quilts on linky Nov. 26.

Lorna is not requiring the pattern purchase to participate, but a pattern is available if you like all the details together in one place. See the bottom of her post.

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Dear Daughter Paid BOM

As you know, I rarely put a paid BOM on this site. However, I came across one today that I think is reasonably priced and which may appeal to many people.


Click to go to the post with ALL the details, and at the bottom there are links to past block posts. The block pictured is January’s. She calls them chapters because there are words, and because there are mutliple blocks in each section, each month.

Here’s the bad part. This is month nine of the BOM. However, The good part is that she will send all the patterns given so far for you to download, and there are the posted links to look back on her blog. I really liked the look of this one and am so sorry I didn’t find it last January. However, next year is my year of applique, so I think I will subscribe before the end of the year, and work on it all next year instead.

This is a very versatile BOM which can be customized to you, your life, your tastes, because of all the things that are included. I very much like what she’s done, but I can see it in a Christmas theme, too, or Valentine, or other themes. There are a variety of techniques, but paper-piecing was not mentioned.

There is a link to the page to purchase the $26 pattern. It is a one time fee, everything included.

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Color Me Happy BOM from Pat Speth

This video shows how to make the first block in Pat Speth’s new BOM, Color Me Happy. She’ll be putting up one every 4-5 weeks with a new block. This quilt is perfect for scraps! She makes the blocks from 5″ squares, because you know she is the Nickle Quilt Queen! She also shows how to do it with strip sets, but I like the simplicity of her 5″ squares, personally. Lots less cutting beforehand if you just cut stacks of 5″ squares from scraps. You might even already have that size as one of your scrap cuts!

Click the logo below to go to the blog post.

CMH Row Assembly A

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Moda Be My Neighbor BOW

I’m a little late to the party, but Bear Creek Quilting Company has posted the first two blocks in the Moda Block of the Week, Be My Neighbor. Click on the link to go to the page with description, dates and patterns. These are FREE. It’s a really nice quilt with 16 sections, so the last one is posted on Dec. 23. Quilt blocks will be available for a limited time, so keep up with this one by subscribing to the newsletter for reminders.


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