One of the best things about a new year is a new Block of the Month (BOM) project. For quilting newbies, a BOM is a great way to make your first quilt. You get a new block each month from the hoster of the project and you have a whole month to finish the block. You buy your own fabric and by signing up, you’ll get a new block pattern every month. Near the end of the year, you’ll get instructions on how to put your quilt together too. Most BOMs have a monthly fee or monthly financial obligation but the one I’m in is FREE! Yay! Making one block at a time definitely de-stresses the entire quilting process. Nothing overwhelming here!
Amy Gibson is an amazing quilter up in Colorado and she’s hosting her 2016 Sugar Block Club. This is a BOM project that only uses 4 yards of fabric so one of my layer cake precuts will work. This is my third season with Amy and not only is she an amazing quilter, she’s an amazing instructor! Her directions are tested and clear and very easy to understand. In a previous year, she challenged me with paper piecing and I’m still not good at it but if it weren’t for her, I’d of never attempted it.
My fabric is The Boathouse by Sweetwater for Moda. This is a beautiful fabric line that I thought would make a great quilt to keep on a guest bed at the coast.
My layer cake has several pieces of each fabric in the line. Aren’t they great?!
So if you’re new to quilting, I encourage you to join Amy’s SBC and get started. I linked to her site above – just sign up and you’ll get an email notice each month. Too simple! I know you’ll love it. Here’s my completed January block. The center of my block is screaming for an embroidered boat wheel don’t you think? 😉