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Monday, January 7, 2013

Starting the year with a BOM

Three things to be happy about:
(1) a TV show worth watching
(2) romaine salad with caeser parmigiano yogurt dressing
(3) barbequed ribs

 As I was working on a quilt block yesterday, my neighbor Mike popped in with some ribs he'd just barbecued.  He has a smoker and a drum-type bbq out back, and he uses a dry rub on his ribs - yum!

It's been awhile since I've participated in any bloggy stuff because I needed to back off and minimize, but now I'm at a point where I can get back into the swing of things. I'm getting in on the Quilt Doodles 2013 BOM, it sounds like fun!  You can click the button on the right hand side to get to her site; she has a page tab for the 2013 BOM.

I thought I'd dig into my black and white stash for this BOM, since I'm not sure what each months' block will be... white-and-black for the background, and black-and-white for the foreground.  If I need a third color I always have the option of using a solid or textured black.

January's BOM is the Monkey Wrench; for some reason I've never made one before - hmmm...  First you have to pay attention, though - I cut my units 1/8" too small the first time but luckily I caught it before I started sewing!  Not used to that 7/8" deal.

It's an easy block to put together, I think another name for it is the Snail's Trail.  So here's the finished block...

black and white is always a classic combination!  I'm adding it to the 2013 BOM Flickr group here

Have a great Monday, sew forth and sew on til later...


  1. Hmm.. I may just do this quilt along! I need some "inspiration" to get going for the year.

  2. Oh this will be stunning in black/whites! And yummo ribs, haven't had good ribs in years.

  3. I've never done that block. on the get-go it looks really complicated, but then if you break it down in units it doesn't look so bad.

    Ribs. I'm so craving some good ribs.

  4. I love black and white too. This will be fun to watch.

  5. Love your black and white fabrics.... it will be so lovely when done!

  6. Hi!!! I like the black and white!!! Very pretty!!! I am hoping to do this bom too...but not sure about fabrics yet!!!


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