WIP #4 – Fat Quarter Shop 2013-14 Mystery Designer BOM

Whoo Hoooo!  I am finally caught up with my Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Designer Block of the Month!  Thanks to a blizzard I am back on track and have all of the required blocks (8) done.

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Some days it seems like I have more WIPs than finishes.  I am almost afraid to share my long list.  The goal is to finish a project in order to a new project.  At some point, the goal is to have less WIPs.  I am always impressed by those who can maintain project monogamy.  Not really my style – bit of a project whore.  ; )

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The Fat Quarter Shop has a couple of Block of the Month programs.  I joined the 2013 Designer Mystery Block of the Month in Avalon by Fig Tree.   They do give you a couple glimpses of the quilt and the finishing kit shows you the layout.  The finishing kit has blank spaces with numbers where the block are supposed to be.  I don’t considered it a true mystery quilt where you have no idea what will happen.

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Every month a little package arrives from FQS.  It is a fun little surprise in the mail.  Fat Quarter Shop is very generous with the fabric in each kit.  I am sure there will be an Avalon scrap project in my future.

I was doing one block at a time, but decided I needed a more productive method.  I cut all of the pieces I needed for the next 5 blocks.  It made so much more sense than getting the fabric out, ironing each piece, and then cutting. Some of the blocks had over 15 different sized pieces of fabric. Here is a look at trying to stay organized.

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Block #1                                               Block #2

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Block #3                                                Block #4

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Block #5                                                  Block #6

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Block #7                                                  Block #8
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As fate would have it, Block # 9 arrived in the mail Saturday.  My euphoria for being all caught up was short-lived.  I may wait for the rest of the blocks to arrive in the mail and do the rest of them at the same time.

About My Pieced Life

I am in love with all things quilting. My sewing room has many works-in-progress and a large stash of fabric. I have big plans and lots of ideas of creations I would like to make. My wonderful husband supports my obsession and Carson, my Australian terrier, keeps me company while I sew.
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17 Responses to WIP #4 – Fat Quarter Shop 2013-14 Mystery Designer BOM

  1. msminnesota says:

    That’s a lot of little pieces to keep track of! I think I’d end up losing a lot of them!

  2. JOY says:

    I REALLY do like block # 6. enJOYed your post. Found you over at “My Quilt Infatuation.”

  3. Kate G says:

    Great work on catching up! Sometimes quilting is like laundry, once you catch up you find you have more to do. But kudos for catching up! Best, Kate

  4. Love your blocks. Looking good!

  5. These are very pretty. Do you have options for how to arrange the colors in each block or is it limited by the fabric they give you?

    • I have stuck to FQS’ recommendation for fabric choices. If I wanted to switch it up, it would be possible because they give you so much extra fabric each month. Ex: I needed a 2.5 inch square. The fabric that was sent to me was 6×10 inches. I had plenty of room for my 2.5 inch square with extra fabric to add or alter other blocks.

  6. Keera says:

    These are just gorgeous! I love the Avalon line – thanks for sharing!
    Keera

    • Thank you! I am really happy with how they are turning out. Plus, all of this extra fabric from the blocks will give me a chance to have a scrappy Avalon project. I would really recommend the Fat Quarter Shop’s BOM program.

  7. Lindsey says:

    I love how your blocks are coming along! I love that fabric–it really makes those blocks even more beautiful!

    Would love for you to stop by and link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

  8. beautiful blocks! I’ve never done a mystery quilt before- I think I might be a little bit too much of a control freak, haha!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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