Paper Piecing the Oklahoma Boomer Block

Posted by on July 5, 2009 in blocks | 1 comment

Thanks to Debbie for suggesting it and seeing how it could be done in two units and Julie for designing it, if you’d rather paper piece this month’s lotto block, I have a foundation pattern for you. Just contact me by email and I’ll send it (and Julie’s Boomerette, too, if you want).

I tested the Boomer foundation pattern, as well as Julie’s original “Boomerette” block, using some of the 30’s repro’s that I’m embarrassed to admit I never got around to using last month . . .

Paper Pieced Oklahoma Boomer Block "Boomerette" in 30's Fabrics

They’re perfect!!

Since Ginny was the third winner last month and, as a result is receiving a smaller set of blocks, I’ll be sending my Mr & Mrs Boomer blocks to her to add to her sampler set. Wouldn’t a bunch of these in 30’s repro’s make a great baby quilt?

If you decide to paper piece your lotto blocks this month, here are a couple of tips you might want to consider:

  1. As always, be sure that when you print, you are don’t have any “resize to fit” options selected.
  2. I still used my business card template to cut the triangle head (A) It worked perfectly.
  3. I rounded up and cut the half-square triangles (HST) from background fabric on either side of the head (H) from a 2″ square. By starting with a HST for those triangle pieces, you won’t end up with stretching bias edges on the outside of your block and the final quilt assembly with be easier.

Also PLEASE REMEMBER, for the lotto, we are ONLY making the OKLAHOMA BOOMER block. Julie’s Boomerette is charming, but she’s not a traditional block and she’s not a lotto block option this month (Sorry, Mrs. Boomer 😉

1 Comment

  1. Hi Sophie,
    I would love to have the paper piecing instructions for this block.
    Kate was right in her comment that one great thing about this block lotto is that it stretches you to try blocks you might not have or might not even know about!
    Hope things are going better for you.

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