Friday, March 19, 2010

Calendar Block of the Month (BOM) Exchange

I belong to a lovely online group of quilters (Hi Lally girls!) They are more like a circle of friends from all over the world than hard-core quilters, and that's a good thing.  I realize that some would laugh at the term "hard-core quilter", but trust me, there are some out there.  ;-)  *shiver*

We are currently having a calendar BOM exchange.  There are 12 of us participating.  Each month, we make a 12" block representative of that month and mail it to our assigned person for that month.  Every month we send a block to a different person, one month we keep our own block.  It's fun to get something every month for somebody new!

Here are the blocks I've made so far for this exchange:





Simple, but fun.

What I really like about this exchange is the opportunity to make something fresh and new in a small amount of time.  No big commitment, just make it and mail it.  I've completed most blocks in under an hour.  And that usually includes deciding what to do!  It's a fun little pick-me-up. 

At the end, I'll have enough blocks for a lap quilt.  Some of the girls are making their individual blocks into wall hangings to display monthly.

A nice idea when you only want to be a little creative for a little while.



  1. You're going to cause jealousy!! *G* All your blocks are so beautiful. I'm looking forward to all the different blocks and received my first one yesterday. Woo Hoo! Others are probably waiting for me in NM.

    Lovely Blog and I am so glad that you were able to get it up and running again.

  2. Very nice~Glad you're back...gail


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