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Have You Joined A Block-of-the-Month (BOM) for 2021?

Joining A Block-of-the-month Program
Block of the Month
Here we are at the beginning of 2021 . . . What are your quilting plans for this new year?

Thinking about learning a new technique? Maybe purchasing a new sewing machine? How about finishing up all those UFOs? Or maybe you’ve thought about joining a block-of-the-month program?

I will work on all of the above and I also joined a couple of the Block of the Months (BOM) that my local quilt shop (LQS) is sponsoring. I am very blessed to have a LQS that offers a BOM each year and that there’s five different patterns for me to choose from.

Last year I participated in the Christmas BOM that was called “Midnight Clear” from the Holiday Wishes book by Sherri Falls. I did not purchase the finishing kit for this quilt and finished mine up by sewing the blocks I made and adding sashing and a border. I am currently in the process of quilting my quilt.

Midnight Clear Block of the Month 2020

This year I am participating in two of the five BOMs that are being offered. One is “Stephanie” by Leslee Price and the other one is “Shine On Sampler Quilt” in the Bonnie & Camille Quilt Bee Book.

Fabrics for first BOM blocks
Whenever I am making a block for the first time, I like to take my time by reading all the directions, double checking the cutting instructions before cutting.

Then I cut it out and follow with laying out the pieces to see that I’ve got everything and what the block looks like with my fabric. Then I start to sew.

Cutting Fabric
Fabric cut for block

Here’s my layout for sewing the pieces together. The flying geese portion has four smaller triangles to make up the half square triangle that goes on each side of the flying geese. This was probably the trickiest part in sewing this block together.

Block layout
Finish first block of “Stephanie” quilt

Here’s a picture of the first block completed in the “Shine On Sampler” quilt.

So, back to the title of this post . . .

Have you considered joining a block-of-the-month program for 2021? It’s wonderful if you can find one at a quilt shop in your area. You can also find BOMs online and have your block shipped to you each month.

Here’s some of the online Block-of-the-months I found available.
2021 Designer Mystery Block of the Month Blocks Reservation
Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive Block of the Month Program
Missouri Star All Stars Block-of-the-Month
Mauna Kea Block of the Month
Sew Inspired
Bonnie & Camille
Bonnie & Camille Quilt Bee Book – 1st block

In closing, check around as there’s often a Block-of-the-month online that offers a monthly block free and you pick and provide your own fabric for the project. Let me know if you join a BOM and I’d love to see pictures of your project. Happy Sewing!



2 thoughts on “Have You Joined A Block-of-the-Month (BOM) for 2021?

  1. February's Block Of The Month Blocks for 2021 - Sewing She Shed

    […] Today I completed my current blocks for the two Block of the month (BOM) quilts I’m participating in at my local quilt shop. I wrote about block of the month programs last month, “Have You Joined A Block-of-the-Mouth for 2021?.” […]

  2. How's Your Block of the Month Coming Along? - Sewing She Shed

    […] these quilts by checking out my past posts: February’s Block of the Month Blocks for 2021 and Have You Joined A Block-of-the-Month (BOM) for 2021?. This month’s kit had a teal colored material in the kit as part of the star. I decided to […]

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