Traverse BOM: Pluses
Hopefully by now, everyone has gotten their fabric! I know the fabric delays for some shops and participants was such a bummer and maybe even kind of anxiety inducing. "How will I get caught up? Will the videos still be available?" I'm here to tell you on this, the beginning of the second (or third-ish) month of the BOM: Do not worry!
There will be several months where the row is pretty easy (including this month!) and will allow time to catch up on past rows. Video content will be available through the end of the BOM, so there is plenty of time to get back on track.
When I was designing this quilt, these blocks were in there from the beginning. As I worked out the design, they changed in size and color, but you can see from this early picture of the quilt that they were one of the few elements that didn't change too much! Though now in looking at this, I sure do miss some of those rows that never came to be...
Week 1: Cut the fabric + start sewing the Plus blocks
Week 2: Sewing the Plus blocks
Week 3: Sewing the rectangle blocks
Week 4: Sewing the row
Monthly Sponsor & Prize
Windham has kindly sponsored this month's giveaway prize, a gorgeous bundle of Ruby and Bee solids! I love these fabrics, as they have a beautiful hand, a lovely drape and come in an assortment of gorgeous colors!
How to Win:
- Post progress photos of your pluses on Instagram using hashtags #traversebom and #artisancottons.
- You must have a public Instagram profile to participate so we can see your photos
- Photo must be posted by November 30, 2022
- A winner will be chosen randomly in December. Winners will be announced on Instagram and contacted via DM.
- This month's giveaway is open to international participants.
See you on social media! Part of the fun of a sew-along is interacting with other quilters! There are a couple of places we're loving seeing your BOM progress:
- Post photos of your progress on Instagram using hashtags #traversebom and #artisancottons
- Join my Facebook Group to share photos and chat with other BOM and workshop participants.
Traverse Block of the Month Sewing Schedule
Sew Along Intro
Month 1: Flying Geese
Month 2: Pluses
Month 3: Half Circles
Month 4: Square Dots
Month 5: Hourglass
Month 6: X's & O's
Month 7: Diamonds
Month 8: Hexagons
Month 9: Half Squares
Month 10: Triangles
Month 11: Assembling the Quilt Top & Basting
Month 12: Quilting & Binding
*links to each month will be updated as they are released.
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Meet Tara Faughnan
Hi there! I am a professional textile designer and quilter living and working in Oakland, CA.
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