Monday, February 5, 2018

2018 Rainbow BOM

This year, we're hosting a low-key, low-stress block of the month we're calling our Rainbow BOM. Here are all of the details:
  • There will be 10 months total.
  • Each month, we'll assign a new color. They will not go in rainbow order, just to keep you on your toes.
  • To participate, you must post an image of your block to Instagram or email a picture to before the next meeting to earn a point for that month. On Instagram, use hashtags #stlmqg and #stlmqgrainbowbom.
  • You will earn one point for finishing a block in the assigned color and submitting the image before the next meeting. You will earn five additional points if you finish at least 9 of the 10 blocks by the November meeting. Each point will be worth one ticket, and we'll draw for prizes at the November meeting.
  • Feel free to "make up" missed months after they are due, but you will not receive points for those individual months. (However, all blocks will count toward your nine-block total for the five additional points in November, regardless of when they are made.)
  • You do not have to create a finished item with your blocks (although we are planning to have a separate prize raffle next January for finished projects).
  • Blocks can be any size and design -- it's totally up to you.
  • Each month’s block can only use the assigned color plus neutrals (prints and solids are fine).

Color #1 (January):
The color for January is pink (interpreted however you like, from baby pink to fuchsia)! The color 1 block images are due before our meeting on February 10.
Color #2 (February):
The color for February is yellow-orange (it's not yellow, and it's not orange -- those will come in future months -- it's yellow-orange. Think cheddar or mac and cheese). The color 2 block images are due before our meeting on March 10.
Color #3 (March):
The color for February is green (save your citrons and teals for future months; we want true green here). The color 3 block images are due before our Shannon Brinkley workshops on April 14.


If you're having trouble identifying colors, we highly recommend checking out this post on Shannon Brinkley's blog, which is all about color cards. The post also includes two color cards (one with a 12-color wheel and one with a 24-color wheel) that you can download for free. In addition to being helpful, they make cute artwork for your sewing room. We'll have a copy of each available for reference at future meetings.

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