Happy 2019! I hope your holiday season was a good one and that you are ready for some fun stitching in 2019. But before we get to the starting instructions for the 2019 BOM, I want to remind you that when I post the first block for 2019, the free 2018 block patterns will no longer be available. You will have until January 14th to download those for free.
I also posted a few new quilting tutorials the last 2 weeks. I want to share them here in case you did not see them on Instagram or Facebook.
First up is my tips on matching points when stitching two units or blocks together. Often it’s necessary for the design of the quilt pattern to have your points matched. This short video shows you how I do it:
Next up is my tutorial on squaring up fabric to prepare it for rotary cutting strips. Strips, especially if they are width of fabric, need to be cut straight so they do not cause problems for you while piecing. If fabric is not squared up correctly, your strips my curve or bend. Here’s my short video for this:
It’s time to start the 2019 BOM! You will find here, the starting instructions for the project. These will detail how much fabric you need and any block construction that needs to be completed before the first BOM block is released on January 15th. First, here is a look at all the blocks that we will be making during the year:
I chose a black background this time to make the colorful wool applique “pop”! If you look closely, you will see that the smaller blocks have a subtle pieced background design by using 2 different black prints. Those piecing instructions will be in the starting instructions found here:
2019 BOM Starter Instructions
So click on the link above to get started! Once you have gathered your supplies and prepared the blocks, come back for block number on on January 15th!
Happy Quilting and Stitching!