My mother-in-law taught me how to quilt, but block of the month programs honed my skills. Online block of the months in the early to mid-2000 were instrumental in teaching me different sewing techniques so I could determine my own preferences. I’ve found it harder and harder to find block of the month’s as I remember them – where each month you visited a different quilter to see what they picked and how they put it together. So in 2021, I’m bringing back the Old School Block of the Month.
On the 12th of each month, a new quilter will share a block with us. They’ll be bringing things back to basics teaching a variety of techniques from traditional piecing, applique, paper piecing, and perhaps more! This is a great program for beginners, but also fun for folks who know what they’re doing. It’s an opportunity to see someone else’s technique, try something new, and perhaps decide what works best for you.
12″ Mystery Blocks
Each quilter will share a tutorial making a 12″ finished block. The tutorial will be free for the month it’s posted – there may be a fee to purchase the tutorial later.
At the same time, this will be a mystery block of the month! Until the very end, I will not show you what the finished quilt will look like.
How do you choose fabric for a mystery sampler quilt?
Well – my plan is to pull 1-3 main colors and an accent color. Since most of my quilts are fairly scrappy I’ll pull about 2 yards (which could be 8 quarter yard cuts or an equal volume of smaller cuts) of each color, while making sure I have other fabric in my stash I could add if needed.
January 12, 2021 – Kim Lapacek (Persimon Dreams) – Block 1 – Patched Friendship Star
February 12, 2021 – Nancy Scott (Masterpiece Quilting) – Block 2 – Variable Star Block with Autograph/Album
March 12, 2021 – Quilt Jane – Block 3 – Fussy Cut Mirror Block
April 12, 2021 – Missie Carpenter (Traditional Primitives)– Block 4 – Hexagon Block
May 12, 2021 – Natalie Santini (Sew Hungry Hippie) – Block 5 – Stripey Cartwheel Block
June 12, 2021 – Kerry Goulder (Kid Giddy) – Block 6 – Economy Pocket Block
July 12, 2021 – GoGo Kim
August 12, 2021 – Lee Chappell Monroe (May Chappell)
September 12, 2021 – Yvonne Fuchs (Quilting Jetgirl)
October 12, 2021 – Pat Sloan
November 12, 2021 – Katy Cameron (The Littlest Thistle)
December 12, 2021 – Sherri Falls (This and That Patterns)
Share to Social Media!
Be sure to share your blocks to social media using hashtag #OSBOM21