What would you like in a BOM?

Once again, we are quickly approaching the end of another year. And it is about this time that we become really busy at Angie’s Bits ‘n Pieces, planning, drawing, and writing the patterns for the coming year’s block or project of the month projects.


What kind of projects do you enjoy in a BOM? Do you favor one particular technique over another? Appliqué, PP, Pieced, EPP… or? What about themes? Anything in particular you would love to work on?

How about frequency? Do you prefer having the installments made available once a month or every week? Do you like 12-month, 9-month, 6-month or even shorter BOM projects?

Please leave your comment here, or on our website. We certainly appreciate your input!

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    Posted October 27, 2010 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    I would love to join a BOM something Timeless such as Dear Jane, but maybe not as big.
    New techniques, sewing, Applique, EPP.
    I would love to join a group where we would have monthly instalments.

  2. Posted October 27, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    I would like a BOM that is monthly. I don’t want anything Christmas as I have enough of those with more to do. Perhaps something that is applique (either hand or fusible) that could hang on a wall for a full year.

  3. Posted October 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    I’ll like a BOM of a famous quilt (like they did the Dear Jane) but more simplified and with bigger blocks – applique and pieced and in rich colors.

  4. Zelda Matkea
    Posted October 30, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    I would like a monthly BOM with applique. I would prefer avoiding a seasonal BOM but something whimisical. I appreciate your sharing all your creative quilts.

  5. Glenna Williams
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    How about a Kaleidoscope quilt, a three -D with flowers, or maybe a two color quilt in different blocks, or a landscape quilt . Now that I have given my two cents, I think what I really do is collect the patterns, so my designs and so little time. I really like all the quilts you have made in the past for us. Glenna

  6. Posted November 1, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    I just started paper piecing and am having trouble finding seasonal holiday patterns. I would like to see a BOM with 6, 8, and 12- inch blocks, PP’d in seasonal patterns to make wallhangings or table toppers from. There seem to be plenty of star and flower patterns for PP’ing, but not much for holidays. Once a month or twice a month would be good. So far, I have really enjoyed my membership. Keep up the great work!

  7. shirley rae
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    i would also love an applique. I would also love not to have a seasonal, but something colorful and traditional with a minimal twist of more modern each month. thanks so much for what you already do. I love your patterns. xo

  8. Karen Wisniewski
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    I would also like more appliqed, the fusible kind, not needle turn. I absolutely love all your cat patterns. Please keep adding those. They are my favorite ones. I myself, really like your seasonal patterns. Iwould also like some primitive theme patterns of any type, maybe with crows, sunflowers, etc. I would agree with the lady who suggested landscape patterns, but I know that would not be a favorite of everyone else. Please continue the seasonal and holiday patterns that are Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, along with Christmas. I absolutely loved making a lot of the ones you have posted this year. Maybe some of the detailed pieces could be just a bit larger, because I do a lot of hand applique, and it is not easy to stitch down the tiny detailed pieces. I loved the snowglobe snowman pattern. I am partial to raw edge applique. If you just keep on as you have, I will be totally thrilled with whatever you surprise us with. I truly enjoy getting new things a couple of times a month. If you go with some of my suggestions, that would be very enjoyable also. You are doing a great job.

  9. Magda
    Posted November 13, 2010 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    I would love more wallhangings, especially country style, farm animals, as well as quilts for boys with anything that goes: cars, tractors, airoplanes etc. Also wallhangings with bugs and bees.
    Thanks for the beautiful patterns. I just love looking at all of them, and will hopefully find the time to make a few for children and friends.

  10. Pearl Black
    Posted December 7, 2010 at 7:58 am | Permalink


    I like everything you do. I especially like the fact that so many times you design things that are unique and unlike what we can get anywhere else.
    I would love to have everything you do given all at once, at the first of each month. It is wonderful that you have some things for 12 months and others for 6 etc. I am sure everyone is happy with WHATEVER you feel inspired to do. Your creativity is our blessing and we can receive it ALL with great thankfulness.

  11. Sharon Decker
    Posted December 8, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    How about something that is a combo of applique and piecing. The applique could be adaptable to raw edge, fused, or needleturn. The piecing could be regular and/or paper piecing. How about options to make the final project a wall hanging or a quilt in various sizes with suggested borders. Another suggeston would be a “skills sampler” with each block showcasing a different skill used in quilting/needlework but all tied together with a theme.

  12. Sherry Johnson
    Posted December 9, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Hi….first thanks for all the time you put in sharing your talent with us.
    I’d love to see an applique bed size quilt with a traditional look…..one that could be done by hand or machine, so that those of us that like handwork can do it that way, if we prefer. It could have a optional pieced background. I’ve seen a lot of pretty ones with a neutral….say, all tans or whites pieced and then appliqued on. I’d prefer nothing “cutesy” or seasonal. I’ve loved your Baltimore Album styled quilts. But, I’m always happy with floral themes, but what can I say….I live in MN and have to make up for our short growing season 🙂 ! I’m sure whatever you come up with will be wonderful!

  13. Irene
    Posted December 10, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    I’d like to make a sampler-bed size quilt, using different techniques (applique, paper piecing, rotary cutting…) all with a main theme, as flowers, birds, cats, dogs… anyway, everything that you design is beautiful and useful. Thanks for share your creations with us,