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Lasting Legacies BOM


Lasting Legacies BOM

Connecting Threads presents a Civil War reproduction collection, Lasting Legacies, which is the focus of our new quilt made from beautiful, traditional blocks within a classic setting that requires very elementary piecing.
Follow along as Mari guides you through this quilt beginning November, 2013.
You will have time to order your kit and gather your supplies just in time to start this Block of the Month project.

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Our second lesson begins December 18th!

To order just the Pattern, click here.


Discussion Forum

BOM Borders & Sashing

Started by Mari/WA. Last reply by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) May 16, 2014. 2 Replies

The sashing and border portion of the quilt requires constructing half square triangles,…Continue

BOM Block 6

Started by Mari/WA Apr 14, 2014. 0 Replies


BOM Block #5

Started by Mari/WA. Last reply by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) Mar 19, 2014. 1 Reply


BOM Block #4

Started by Mari/WA. Last reply by Mary Alice Espinoza Feb 21, 2014. 8 Replies


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Comment by Sheila Craft on February 27, 2015 at 3:48pm

Froggie, I think you did a darned fine job. I'm still working on mine. About 1/4 of the way now. Slow going and I'm trying not to do too much at a time and mess my neck up again. All of the shoulder scrunching is way bad for me - and, I have to take lots of deep breaths and force myself to relax.

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on February 24, 2015 at 5:03pm

Well, nobody has posted here for a while. I will post my finished quilt here anyway! One block got eaten by the quilting, so I had to rip it out and put in a new one. And I had to put the Road to Oklahoma block over the hole on the back.

~Hopppy Quilting~

Comment by Ali Stanley on December 15, 2014 at 6:10pm

Rita, your friend and I have mental telepathy, I think. I did a little something different on each block and a lot of squiggly lines and medium stippling. I am considering free motion writing on those brown borders with some humorous words of wisdom such as Mae West: "You only live once; but if you do it right, once is enough." Maybe later.  I've been stitching binding all day to get this done for show 'n tell in quilt class tomorrow. I took a few pictures of the entire quilt and one of each different block, and I'll post them on My Page 'cuz I don't know how to post them anywhere else. I did most of the quilting yesterday...love the new Janome, but I'm going to practice "writing" with it before tackling those brown borders.

Comment by Vilma/AR on December 15, 2014 at 3:37pm

I send my quilts to my LAQ and let her deal with it.  :)

Comment by Mari/WA on December 15, 2014 at 1:23pm

OK, so, the new quilt along is Little Quilts. There will be a new quilt the first Monday of each month throughout 2015. They are not specifically designed for months or season except a few like October, July and December. They are small and doable in a day. You can make them as individual quilts or with creative sashing, make one large quilt out of them all. There are kits and January will be available 12/22 to provide for shipping time. Each kit will be available two weeks before the first Monday of the month. If you want to use your stash instead, the pattern downloads will be available the first Monday of the month for $3.99. It almost pays to get the kit though because the price is extremely reasonable with many kits costing almost what the pattern costs!

Check out the Little Quilt QA here!

Comment by Mari/WA on December 15, 2014 at 1:12pm

Oh, gosh, y'all caught my eye in an email post! I'm sorry I've been absent!

I'm so happy to still see so many people here! AND, am SO happy you are finishing your BOM!!! Wahoo!

Comment by Rita Crofoot on December 15, 2014 at 11:59am

We need pictures Ali, if you are done quilting.

I have a friend that teaches quilting and maybe some of you have heard of her, Pam Clarke, she also has written some books, Design with lines. I asked her what pattern to do for FMQ for this quilt, she suggested different in each square.  just a thought.

PS I meant spray baste not thread baste in my earlier post.

Nice to hear from old friends again, When do we start the new quilt along, Mari?

Comment by Linda Froggie Quilter (Okla) on December 15, 2014 at 5:48am

I thought I would hop over here and see what's going on! Not so deserted, is it? I am using a large ME design to quilt mine. That is, after I SID. I messed up one design, and the quilt has been stalled until I figure out how to fix the problem. I think I have it figured out, just need to do it. It sits in the chair in the meantime. Hiding a sit down quilting machine? That's an interesting idea! I couldn't fit one in my small quilting room, so I better not try it. The thing would have to be in the bedroom or kitchen or something.
~Joyful HOpppy Quilting~

Comment by Sheila Craft on December 15, 2014 at 5:04am

For actually quilting, I do have an L shape set up. For the basting, yea - not so much. Still, bed size quilts are a major undertaking and I'm not a very good FMQ'er so, I would rather pay someone to do those and then I don't have to worry about basting:-) Since I only do 1-2 of those per year, it's worth it to me not to have to hassle with it.

Comment by Ali Stanley on December 14, 2014 at 11:09pm

I do the L shape with my collection of tables, too, Rita. I also figured out early that having the machine sunken into the table makes for less drag and better quilting. My new Janome is too large for my table I've been using for the other machine, though. I found a killer deal at Habitat for Humanity on a small (48") desk that my husband cut a hole in and built a shelf under the hole to accommodate the larger machine. It is very sturdy and saved me a couple hundred dollars...that I can spend on fabric, right?

I just finished quilting the Lasting Legacies quilt late this evening. So far I've not found a tuck, so maybe the Sharon Shambert board method is the way to go for me. I am going to try it with pins next time, though...I'm still picking out basting threads.


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