Fabric by Faye Burgos
BOM Quilt by Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek
VINTAGE ONYX brings sophisticated color, refined styling and creative techniques together in a 6-month BOM program inspired by the Lucy Boston look.
Vicki explained the start of its development at Road to California in 2015. The attendees' overwhelming response to the Marcus block challenge later resulted in requests for a BOM that incorporated these type of blocks. "At the same time, I got a request from Marcus to redo the Vintage Rouge BOM in a new colorway. I suggested we combine the two, and Vintage Onyx was the result."
With black, tans and taupes chosen to set the stage for elegance, Faye succeeded in designing a Strip-It coordinate that would lend itself well to fussy-cutting the honeycomb paper pieces. Vicki then combined the Strip-It with honeycomb-shaped paper pieces to create the unique blocks. "Honeycomb paper pieces are as easy and quick to make as hexagons, and the designs are limitless, especially when cut from the Strip-It fabric," Vicki said.
Her BOM design also shows quilters how to elevate their English paper piecing skills by "fussy cutting" the Strip-It and the coordinates. In fact, the large black floral and several prints within the Strip-It were designed specifically for the fussy cutting technique used in this quilt.