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Friday, January 10, 2014

Keep An Eye Out For BOMs In 2014

First, SewCalGal wants to advise that there are times when you simply don't talk about BOMs:

  • Riding in an Elevator
  • Standing in line at the Superbowl
  • Passing thru TSA security at the airport

And, there are definitely times when one should talk about BOMs:
  • When you see a beautiful BOM program, one should definitely share this opportunity with quilty friends.
  • When you are chatting with a new quilter that is learning, as BOM program can be an excellent way to learn!
  • When you hear of a FREE BOM program

One thing that is troubling SewCalGal that you may be able to help with.  Why is it that Quilters are so familiar with BOMs, but in wikipedia it isn't referenced?  We need to fix this in 2014!

There are some amazing BOM programs that are being launched in 2014 and SewCalGal wants to heighten awareness with you on some of these programs, over the next few weeks.  (far too many insights to share in one post.

While many BOM programs are designed to work with specific fabric lines, they frequently will work with fabric in your stash.  You simply need to do a bit more planning, or consider buying supplemental fabrics to use with your stash.

Some BOM programs require you to pay for the entire year in advance, some you pay a monthly fee. And, some are FREE!

BOM programs can also offer the opportunity to not make a project, but just follow along to learn a technique: color, free-motion quilting, precision piecing, and other techniques.

CRAFTSY has a 2014 BOM program that is completely free!  It is taught by Amy Walsh and Janine Burke.


It will help quilters learn about color, contrast and more!


This class is sponsored by Michael Miller Fabrics.  Kits are available in the Craftsy store if you wish to purchase the fabrics showcased in this BOM, which are absolutely beautiful.  But again, you can also participate in this free BOM program and use fabrics from your stash, buy other fabrics, or watch and learn without making the BOM design provided.  It is up to you. And, like other Craftsy classes you can take this class at your leisure.


Don't forget to keep an eye out for BOMs in 2014.  There are quite a few spectacular BOMs this year.  And, I'll be sharing insights about many that have caught my attention soon.

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Sara said...

I got a big chuckle out of this post. I love BOMs because it lets me play with design and fabric and especially like using stash. That way if I don't like the results I haven't invested tons of time or fabric to it. And if I do like the results I'm on my way to a new project.

Marian said...

me to, I'm with Sara, I got a lil ole chuckle myself. In fact, evertime I type BOM, I think of the other type of BOM than I do a quilt BOM. It's just become so frequent in the world, yet I bet there are more quilt BOMs than the other type. Either or, thanks for the chuckle, i definitely won't be talking about them at the airport. :)

Esther F. said...

This post is the Bomb! ;-)
I know this comment dates me, LOL!)
There is a great BoM at quietplay! It is called Sew Kitschy, and consists of 9paper pieced patterns that are free. Check it out, they are wonderful!
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

Jacque said...

Haha! I love this! Great post!

lefuntz said...

I love looking for BOMs this time of year.
Fat Cat patterns always has fun BOMs going on.

Barb said...

You are too funny!!!

There are some fabulous ones out there...I am trying to keep my eyes closed.

Marjorie said...

The colors are beautiful in this palette. I signed up for the Craftsy BOM after seeing this. I may not get it done, but will enjoy watching it.