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 stlmqg@gmail.com 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 March 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.
Color #4 (April):
The color for April is blue-green. This includes everything between green and blue -- think aqua, teal, turquoise, and the like. The color 4 block images are due before our May meeting on May 12.
Color #5 (May):
The color for May is orange. Red-orange will not be a color we use this year, so this month can include all shades of orange other than yellow-orange (which we've already done). The color 5 block images are due before the Latifah Saafir workshop on June 9.

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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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