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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2018 Block of the Month {Star Spangled}

Hi there!  I am super excited to announce our Block of the Month for 2018!! 

I really loved designing this block of the month!  I put a little bit of everything that I love in this quilt design.  Star blocks, chains, and there's a pinwheel in there too! :) 


Quilt is 60" x 60"
Purchase KIT HERE




Details:
  • This will be a 5 month long BOM - starting January and ending in May.  Schedule is below:
    • January 9 
    • January 30
    • February 13
    • February 27
    • March 13
    • April 10
    • May 8
    • May 29
  • I will post a detailed step by step, illustrated instruction sheet for each block, that you can download on each post date. 
  • Kits are available that include everything to piece the top and the binding.  Purchase KIT HERE! 
  • You will need to purchase the backing separately. (3 7/8 yards - HERE)
  • There will be a "Bonus Mini Quilt" that will be made out of the extra pieces from this quilt! (Which will be posted on May 29th with a full tutorial.) More details on that in later posts! :) 
  • Blocks finish at 13.5" x 13.5" 
  • All blocks are traditionally pieced. 


Now that we went over all the details of the sew along - we can look at all the pretty pictures of this lovely quilt! 

Purchase KIT HERE


When I started designing this block of the month, I didn't want to do a traditional sampler.  I wanted the design to have all sorts of blocks, but flow together nicely.   So that's when I came up with the idea to do star blocks!  All the star blocks are the same, but the center's of each block vary slightly.

I then added some chain blocks to bring everything together.  I love the look of chain quilts, and so I really wanted to add that design element into the quilt.

Instead of doing plain borders, I thought it would be nice to do a pieced border that adds movement to the quilt.  The flying geese go all around the quilt in a clockwise pattern - with star blocks in each corner.

Purchase KIT HERE

For backing, we picked this lovely print that really ties in nicely to all the fabrics on the front!  You can purchase the backing HERE!    We also have the same print in the blue color way that would look just as lovely on the back! You can find it HERE! 

Purchase KIT HERE

Primrose Cottage Quilts did the binding and quilting on this quilt!  We love those fun swirls!  And the gingham binding just frames the quilt nicely!


Talk to you soon,


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