Wow! August has really crept up on me. Apple season is just a few days away – Lapacek’s Orchard opens on August 15th – so I’ve been out in the shop getting things done. BUT – since it’s August 12th which means there is a new block for the Old School BOM 2021 today! If you missed all the beginning info you can find out all about this Block of the Month HERE.
I met Lee a few years ago when she invited me to her guild in North Carolina to give a talk and teach my Dresden Neighborhood workshop. She’s a wonderful person and an amazing quilter! She asked what I thought about using black thread on her neighborhood and I told her that if you use black thread you better be good because you won’t be able to hide your mistakes. Lee is definitely good enough to pull off black thread! Her neighborhood was incredible.
I got my hands on this pattern last night and I followed the instructions just as they were written. It went together so simply and seriously just blew my mind on how few steps were involved to make this block. This will definitely become one of my go-to blocks when I need to put together a quilt. I could see a really fun color block quilt made of all just this block!
Get this FREE pattern from May Chappell by going to her blog HERE.
Here are my nine Old School Sampler blocks so far (I made two Stripey Cartwheel Blocks). It’s always fun to put them all up on the wall and see what’s happening! I’m not sure on my final layout yet. I wouldn’t be surprise if I make a couple of these blocks a few times to make it a bit bigger. Or I might put the blocks all on point – or we will just have to see! That’s the fun of these sampler quilts – the possibilities are truly endless!
When you’re finished be sure to share your blocks to social media:
- Instagram: using hashtag #OSBOM21 and please tag me @PersimonDreams
- and/or the new Old School BOM Facebook Group!
And the blocks will continue to come! A new block will be featured on the 12th of each month on different bloggers websites! I have them all linked below but I’ll also post right here on my blog on the 12th of each month to get you in the right spot!
Patched Friendship Star – Kim Lapacek (Persimon Dreams)
Variable Star with Album/Autograph Variation – Nancy Scott (Masterpiece Quilting)
Fussy Cut Mirrors Block – Quilt Jane
Hexagon Block – Missie Carpenter (Traditional Primitives)
Stripey Cartwheel Block – Natalie Santini (Sew Hungry Hippie)
Pocket Economy Block – Kerry Goulder (Kid Giddy)
Summer Lovin’ Block – GoGo Kim
butter churn block – 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)