It’s September which means it is apple season. My families orchard is in the midst of the craziness that is Honeycrisp, Paulareds, apple cider, apple cider donuts and caramel apples! Luck for me, Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl is super on the ball and had her block ready so I could make it way ahead of time. And since it’s Septedmber 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.
As this is the 9th month and the 9th block I know some of you are panicking – CURVES! YIKES! But – I promise you that Yvonne does an amazing job walking you through MULTIPLE options on how you can make this block. Sewing curves are part of it and it’s going to be a great learning experience for you. If you’ve aced curves you can see how to inset a circle into a square. I tried for my first time on this block and it worked!
I have been scared to try it and was going to do the piecing method instead that Yvonne shares with us in her instructions but I decided I too needed to try something new. I was very glad I did. So if you’re panicking right now – take a deep breathe, give it a try and if you just absolutely hate it – be creative and design your own block for September. Please just remember to be respectful to our designers as they’ve taken a lot of time and effort to put together a fun, FREE block tutorial to share with you.
One of the ways Yvonne shows you is how to utilize the Classic Curve Ruler that was designed developed by Color Girl Quilts. This ruler has been a game changer in my curve sewing world and I highly recommend getting one!
Get this FREE pattern from Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl by going to her blog HERE.
I haven’t taken a picture of all my blocks together but I’ll add it to my to-do list on the days the orchard is closed.
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)
Cathedral Star Block – 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)