Monday, August 31, 2009

Free BOM Challenge

Okay ladies, here's the deal. I have been mostly working on things that I can't show you. I have a new book in the works as well as some other stuff for publication. This doesn't leave alot to blog about. So, I thought it might fun to do a free BOM. Now, I don't want to do this all alone so if you plan to sew along leave me a comment so I know you are out there.

Free pattern is no longer available.

Here are the particulars; The quilt is called Vicksburg and it is a 10 part program. Nine of those are applique and one is pieced. The blocks are all 12" finished and set on point. I use the needleturn method but it could easily be done by machine or fused if you prefer. Here's the challenge part. I challenge you to use only fabric or scraps from your stash. Applique is a good way to use up small or odd shaped pieces. I figure if you use it off your shelf it is free, making this truly a FREE BOM. I have a ton of 1800s that I haven't been working with so that is what I will make mine from. Don't be afraid of scrappy backgrounds. They make it more interesting.



This eagle is block one. The template wouldn't fit on one page so you will have to print both pages and butt them together. When you click the link it will take you to my scribd page with the templates. You can either print or download and save for later. So, let's get started sewing.

eagle template 1 eagle template 2 Please email me photos of your blocks if you sew along.

31 comments:

  1. Fantastic, wonderful and generous of you! I may have to watch as each months is revealed though...moving into busy season of quilting.

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  2. I would love to play along, thanks very much

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  3. I'm definitely in! Thanks so much!

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  4. Thank you for sharing your talents! I am going to print out the pattern and prepare a block today.

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  5. Whoops! Forgot to ask what size the blocks are supposed to be.

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  6. I'm in and ready to use my stash fabric for a FREE quilt! HA! This is going to feed my applique addiction!

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  7. Oh, thank you for this oppurtunity, I just ran across this BOM today. I can't wait to get started!

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  8. Hi Dawn, I just discovered your blog through Karen's post. What a great way to use all the reproduction fabric I've been collecting. Thank you.

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  9. Very tempting invitation. Will see if I can fit it in... certainly won't be as fast as Karen! And I do have lots of stash...

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  10. I just saw Karen's block over at her blog. I want to join in, too.

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  11. I am all for playing -- though I really don;t need to do another bom right now--but then I said to myself--a couple of the ones I have been in are at the end and it is almost the end of the year and all the rest will be done--AND I do have a nice stash of 1800's---SOOOOO why not--oh--came over from Karen;s site--Hugs, just, Di

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  12. I would love to follow along. Thanks!

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  13. I've got my freezer paper pattern cut out so far so I'm in!

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  14. I can't resist, the description has everything that I like.
    I just printed the pattern and will do my best to keep up. Thanks so much for your generous and fun offer!

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  15. Great, I'm learning applique, and want to try needleturn, maybe a good idea to start now? :-))
    Do you have a button for this BOM I can put on my blog?

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  16. Thanks so much for the BOM. I want to play along also.

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  17. Thank you for sharing with us.
    This is certainly a challenge i cannot refuse!
    Esther

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  18. Can't pass this one up! Thanks! Looking forward to upcoming blocks!

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  19. Thank you for being so generous.
    Warm hugs,
    Ruthie

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  20. I love it and I have tons of civil war scraps (big ones). Thanks so much!

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  21. I love to applique so can't wait to get started on this BOM. Thanks!!

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  22. This looks like a lot of fun. I don't know anything about needle turning or applique, but I am willing to learn and try. We'll see what I can come up with :o) Thanks so much for hosting this BOM!

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  23. Count me in also! Thank you very much for the BOM

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  24. Thanks for the Vicksburg BOM. I have joined and have finished my first block. You can go to my blog and check it out! http://quiltinginthestateofmynativity.blogspot.com/

    Thanks

    Lizzie

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  25. I have been looking for a pattern to use my civil war stash-thank you for the great BOM!! I cut out the Eagle this morning

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  26. Neat eagle. Glad we talked today.
    I'm in. This looks like fun. I hope I can keep up.

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  27. I'm doing a couple BOM's in my yahoo groups so I shouldn't try to add another one.......but your BOM is too tempting. I love handwork so I cannot pass this up. Thanks for sharing it!

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  28. This is right up my alley...count me in!!

    Teresa in Ypsilanti, MI

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  29. Thanks so much for sharing!! I will definitely be following along, and trying to use only scraps. =)

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  30. Just found this and would love to give it a try - just learning to applique. I am up for the challenge!

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  31. Is the Eagle pattern still available? I just found this blog and would love to make these blocks :)
    Linda

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