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My Jan BOM blocks

Have you had a good week?  I was a little under the weather earlier in the week and am still feeling the effects but I did get some sewing in- so all is good! Here are my 2 BOM blocks for January. I had decided to do Pat Sloan’s My Secret Garden Mystery BOM and Amy Gibson’s Sugar Block Club BOM. I hope to keep up with both all year. 

This was the fabric stack for my January block for My Secret Garden.

Secret Garden
Block 1 fabrics for Pat Sloan’s BOM


And here is the block.

mystery block 1
My January block: My Secret Garden Mystery BOM block


The fabric stack for my January Sugar Block Club block.

churn dash fabric
Block 1 Sugar Block Club


And the block.

sugar block club
My January Churn Dash block from the Sugar Block Club BOM


I am not sure I am happy with the green and light lavender – the lavender seems a little soft, but I think I will keep going with other blocks and see if the combination of blocks as I go along pulls it together. I thought about changing the black and the green locations but didn’t because the black and the lavender are both dots but maybe that was silly…  Well if I decide I don’t like it, I can always do it over! 

So, are you doing a BOM this year?

This week I have been also trying to work on a new quilt. The fabrics are adorable. The line is called Lily from Timeless Treasures and of course, once I saw the fabrics (and the name!) I had to use them.

Lily from Timeless Treasures


Aren’t they sweet? But look what my iron did!

gunk from iron
Iron Mess!


I was not even using water in the iron, but it still spit gunk on my pretty HSTs! I hope I can get it out. And that it does not do it again.

Here is my question- what iron do you use? Do you use steam? I stopped because my old iron would spit wet gunk on my blocks. And because of the stretching factor if the fabric got too wet. But …. I got gunked anyway! Yuck.

Well wish me luck that my iron behaves itself and does not ruin any more beautiful HSTs on me. And leave me a comment with any suggestions for a new iron or helpful tips on how to get gunk out of a block! Thanks!

happy quilting,



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