Don’t you just love block of the month quilts? It’s nice to have a larger quilt project in the works that you can create a little bit at a time. We’ve had a ton of fun with Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Sampler block of the month over the past year, so we thought we’d share some new BOM quilt projects you can work on in the new year. For each of these projects you will receive a monthly shipment that includes fabric and instructions to make a section of the quilt. Plus – you’ll get access to free video tutorials on QNNtv.com that will help lead you step-by-step to completion! Check out these great block of the month quilt designs:
Ribbon Floral: Designed by Jean Nolte, this eight-month BOM medallion quilt features a center compass block with a kaleidoscope center and unique ribbon borders. Isn’t it beautiful? The queen/king sized design finishes size at 97” x 97”, and kits include fabric from the Ribbon Floral collection by Benartex, the program sponsor. Enjoy free video lessons as host Jenny Kae Parks provides step-by-step instruction on foundation paper piecing, the diagonal seams method, unique patch cutting method and much more!
Over the Meadow: Designed by Jan Patek, this seasonal appliqué sampler is whimsical and so much fun. The 12-month BOM takes you on a year-long journey through the seasons, from appliquéd bunnies to sailboats to snowmen. The finished size of the quilt is 82” x 98”, and kits include fabric from Moda, the program sponsor. The free video lessons are taught by Jan Patek and provide step-by-step guidance as you learn techniques for hand applique and hand quilting, including working with freezer paper, needle-turn applique, inside curves, outside curves, inside points, outside points, narrow applique pieces and more! You’ll also learn how to finish your quilt with sashing and borders.
Ruby’s Garden: String piecing, fusible appliqué, 3-D flowers, yo-yos, a scalloped border and bias binding are all featured on this gorgeous 10-month BOM quilt designed by Jean Nolte. The finished size of this queen/king sized quilt is 99” x 99”, and the kits include fabric from the Ruby’s Garden collection by Paintbrush Studio, the program sponsor. The free video lessons are hosted by Jenny Kae Parks and will provide step-by-step guidance as you learn techniques such as: flip-and stitch quick-piecing, improvisational string piecing, fusible raw-edge applique, folded fabric flowers, bias stems, y-seams and more.
Essex: Here’s a sneak peek at Essex, an eight-month BOM that will be available soon on quiltandsewshop.com. This queen-size quilt features a center medallion block and a variety of star blocks. Kits will include fabric from the Essex collection by Quilting Treasures, the program sponsor. The finished size is 80” x 96”. Techniques include four-at-a-time Flying Geese units, quick triangle-squares and the diagonal seams method for patchwork. Free video tutorials with Jenny Kae Parks will be available on QNNtv.com.
Which block of the month quilt is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!