Bonfire BOM Sister Swap

Well I have the second #BonfireBOM block done for my sister swap with Trina from In An Otter Life and Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine.   The Sister Sampler Quilts book is still one of my favorite quilt books that I am doing two different quilt projects from.  If you haven’t checked out the blog Gen X I highly recommend it.

The block this month was called Buttons.  It’s outer curve corners were not my favorite and a lot of pins were required for this project.  But the finished product is pretty so I can’t complain.  Block still needs to be trimmed but it’s ready to swap.


I am still in love with my fabrics which makes this project all the more fun.  I am using mostly fabric by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller called Rustique.  My first pieces came from a quilt shop in Portland when I was first researching opening my own quilt shop.  I was hooked and had to have more of the collection which sat and waited for the right project.  When Trina showed me the palette she and Lorinda chose for the swap I knew this fabric finally had a home.

I’m glad to have this done and can’t wait for March to come so I can do the next one.

Sew…. moving on to the next project.


Sister Sampler – Moon & Star Block 1

Yea! Block #1 of the Sister Swap is done!  If you are new to what’s going on I am doing a Sister Sampler block of the month (BOM) swap with Trina from @inanotterlife and Lorinda from @laurelpoppeyandpine.  So here is my Moon & Star block.  I can’t wait to see what the others look like.  These are so my colors!  Follow along on Instagram #bonfiresampler  @quilting_mayhem


For the newbies here is the palette Lorinda and Trina picked for us to follow using solid white background.

bonfire palette

And I can’t tell you how much in love I am with the book Sister Sampler Quilts by AnneMarie Chany.  We have it in the store and will be offering a block of the month in the store come Spring.  I’m waiting for a couple fun fabric collections to come in before working up the shop sample.


Sister Sampler-Bonfire BOM

Most people that know me know that I fully admit to being crazy. Hence, the mayhem in Quilting Mayhem.  I am once again proving my level of crazy by joining the Sister Sampler Bonfire BOM – swap style.  I apparently should not look through blog posts during my couple days off over New Years weekend.  I found a post by GenX Quilter about her book Sister Sampler and absolutely fell in LOVE with the quilts and had to have to book.  The book came in last week and I was even more in love with her patterns and design layouts.    Of course I started talking about my infatuation with the book and next thing I know Trina from In An Otter Life and Lorinda from Laurel, Poppy and Pine are joining the Bonfire Bom and I band-wagoned right on with them.

So each month we are following along and making the blocks from Sister Sampler to make the Bonfire quilt. There are three of us in this little “sister” group so we will be making three blocks each month to swap with each other.  Lorinda and Trina picked our awesome color palette that we will be working from.  I was happy that they already started with purple and teal before asking me what color I wanted.  Why, orange of course, but I didn’t really think they’d do it.  I am so in love with this palette.

bonfire palette

The wheels have been spinning about what fabric to make the blocks with since I was given the set of colors.  Shall we mention they picked the same orange as the color of my car?  Unfortunately I ran out of time to play at work but when I got home what beauties did I find? Why my lovely little stash that I have been coveting for over a year.  I think it’s time for them to shine.  They really are perfect for this challenge.  I am sure more pieces will get added along the way and I may not use everything but it is just too perfect of a match to not use them.

bonfire fabric

Working left to right:

Grunge by Basic Grey for Moda

Studio 8 for Quilting Treasures

Rustique by Emily Herrick for Michael miller (pieces 3-5, 9)

Modern Quilt Studio for Andover

Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller

Aviary by Joel Dewberry for FreeSpirit

So let the adventure begin!  We will be posting the blocks the 4th Wednesday of every month and using #bonfiresampler if you follow us on Instagram.  @Quilting_Mayhem