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2017 BOM:

 For the Birds



It's time to start a new BOM!

Like my kitten and puppy BOMs, this one is a combination of piecing and applique.  This time, however, the appliques are on separate blocks.  If you absolutely, positively do not like applique, you can substitute a simple pieced block.  But these appliques are simple silhouettes, so I hope you'll give them a try.


The patterns will include cutting measurements for 6" and 12" blocks for the pieced blocks, and the projects have different layout designs for each size.  In the illustrations, the rotary cutter represents pieced blocks and the threaded needle represents applique blocks.  Both designs work well as 2 or 3 color (light, medium and dark) quilts or as scrappy quilts with light and dark colors that contrast well.  If making a 2-color quilt, choose a second dark for the medium.  I'm using a pale cream and an assortment of reds (pulled from my fabric stash) to distinguish this BOM from the pink kitten and blue puppy BOMs.  When time allows, I'll also be making the blocks in white and an assortment of blues.


You can find more details about layouts and yardage requirements on my blog.

All of the blocks in this BOM use flying geese units.  My block instructions show the method of making these one at a time, as this is generally the best method when using scraps.  But there are several other methods for making multiple units.  If you decide to use just two or three fabrics in your For the Birds project, you might like one of these methods better.  I've posted links to several sites that provide instructions for these alternate methods on my blog.
Bird BOM wall hanging
 Wall quilt layout using 6" pieced blocks and 4" applique blocks.  Sahing can be added between blocks or rows to make the quilt wider or longer or both.

For the Birds BOM throw size quilt
Throw size quilt using 12" blocks.  Appliques could replace some of the 9-patch cornerstones.
 


Aunt Sukey's Choice quilt block

  Block 4: Aunt Sukey's Choice

pdf file



Past Blocks:
1
Darting Bird quilt block
Darting Bird
pdf

Little Birdie silhouette applique pattern
Little Birdie Silhouette
pdf

2
Garden Square quilt block
Garden Square
pdf

ostrich silhouette pattern
Ostrich Silhouette
pdf
3
Cowboy Star quilt block
Cowboy Star
pdf

owl silhouette appliqua pattern
Owl Silhouette
pdf
4
Aunt Sukey's Choice
Aunt Sukey's Choice
pdf

toucan silhouette applique pattern
Toucan Silhouette
pdf

5
Capital T quilt block
Capital T
coming next

eagle silhouette applique
Eagle Silhouette
cominng next
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8

9

10

11

12


Extra! Extra!

There will be a 13th pieced block for this BOM.  If  you don't like one of the first 12 blocks, substitute the 13th block in its place.  Or use the Darting Birds block instead of the applique blocks and substitute block 13 for block 1.






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