Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Quilt Show BOM/ Star Crazy

It's the first of January and The Quilt Show has posted their new Block of The Month patterns. This year they offer a pieced BOM and an appliqued BOM, both designed by Sue Garman.
If you are a member of The Quilt Show you can download the patterns for free. If you are not a member, run over and sign up! The yearly membership is worth the patterns alone, plus you get to watch all their shows, and the other fun things going on with their web site.

When I worked at the Houston show, I stood right by the 2010 pieced BOM "Star Crazy" (84" X 84") for several days, and fell in love.

Pictures never do a quilt fair justice, but let me tell you, in real life this quilt is stunning.
This is their appliqued BOM "Hugs and Kisses" (71" X 84"). Because of time restraints, I won't be doing this one this year.

Sue Garman designs all the BOM's for the Quilt Show. Such a talented lady, and a very nice person too.

Both quilts are available in kits and can be ordered from The Quilt Show Shoppe. I have watched my friend Patti work very hard. She has been cutting kits for months and months. The fabrics for the pieced BOM are from Alex Anderson's collection "Wisperings" by P&B Textiles.

My friend Jan K. and I are making this quilt together. Anyone else is welcome to join us if you are interested! (Just let me know).
For right now I have downloaded the available information and placed the pages in a binder.

The instructions for the first block became available yesterday.
Ready. Set. Go!

18 comments:

Rae Ann said...

Thanks Nedra! I signed up and am looking forward to joining you in making the Star Crazy quilt.
From the very beginning of my quilting, I have been drawn to stars, and I love this Star quilt!

Kim Walus said...

Those are two spectacular quilts. I wish I had the time to make one. I will just have to watch as you and Rae Ann put yours together. They will be very stunning, I'm sure of it!!!

Jackie said...

Hi Nedra, I have printed mine off and put them in a binder. If I do it with you, will you promise to keep the fire lit under my feet to keep up each month??

Material Mary said...

What a stunner of a BOM. Love it. Have a great time piecing it together. It is beautiful. I of course just love stars....
Mary

Janet said...

How exciting. I love Sue Garman's patterns. Unfortunately broadband is so slow here, it's not worth signing up but I do know you can get DVD's of the shows. I'll watch your progress and cheer you on.

Jewel said...

I want to join too! This is a super sweet quilt!

kclily said...

I'm in...I am printing the instructions today. I still have to finished the 2009 BOM Stars for a New Day but I know you will inspire me to get this one finished. I linked to you from Canton Village Quilts. I'm Kclily, nice to meet you.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Both of the quilts are stunning! Thanks for sharing the information. I love Alex Anderson's new fabric line.

Happy New Year!
Kim

Sequana said...

I, too, came over from Canton. I am SO tempted to join you! I always keep the patterns from TQS and then don't actually DO them.

Did you get a kit, or are you surfing your stash?

Kristin said...

I am in! I am going to make the star quilt even though I love the applique quilt as well. I bought my background fabric a few weeks ago (found a great sale) and the rest is coming from my Bali stash. I have my binder started and am itching to sew. Maybe this will be the motivation to get my blog going again.

Merete said...

I have just ordered the fabrics from The Quilt Shoppe today, for the Star Crazy Quilt. I hope it wont be taking too long before I get it in the post. I will try to keep up with you as good as I can! I so looking forward to start:o)
Greeting from Norway, Merete

Quiltingdaisy said...

Oh it is such a beautiful Quilt I love stars and just had to join in. Many thanks to Jackie for the info.

Allyson in Alaska said...

That BOM is gorgeous. Bright and clean. Need to add it to my list. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos from the show.

MaryEQuilter said...

Nedra - I stopped my 2009 BOM in Feb but will finish this year along with Hugs & Kisses. So I will share my stars from 2009!! Mary

karenfae said...

I came over from Jackie also - glad to have found you and thanks for the note you sent me. I will join the quilt show tomorrow and get the instructions printed out - I assume this can be a scrap quilt - it sure looks like it and I really need to make a big dent in my scraps this year!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Star Crazy is really beautiful.

Tracey said...

Ok - I'm in!


Like I don't have enough to do already but this is one hum-dinger of a quilt!

belinda said...

Well yee-ow....I LOVE this star quilt....I'm off to click on your link and check it out....I'll let you know if I decide to do it...
....LOL....now who am I kidding???
OF COURSE I'M GOING TO DO IT!!!