Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Block of the Month Begins

The new BOM for 2011 is called Jewels in the Crown.  This quilt is all pieced!  No applique.  But the blocks are made in beautiful jewel tones -- batiks, tone-on-tones, textured prints, and other bright or saturated colors.  The colors will really brighten up a cold northern January!  All blocks finish at 12" and will be placed in an on-point setting.  Of course your version can be any color and setting your choose!

Here is the first block.

The first block is "Jewel Boxes."  You can download the PDF instructions for Block 1 here:
2011 Block of the Month Block 1 -- Jewel Boxes

There is an optional foundation pattern you can download if you prefer to foundation piece the block. 

This year I will do a monthly give away in association with the block of the month.  Everyone who sends me a photo of their completed block will get a chance to win.  Each month the prize will be different.

The Prize for January is a FREE copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 2 and a copy of my Frosty Carnations pattern from the Jan/Feb Quilter's World Magazine!!

To enter the drawing, send me an email of your completed block along with your name and email.  Send your email with attached photo to THIS EMAIL.

I can't wait to see what colors you choose for your Jewel Box Block!


  1. I have never participated in a BOM - Im kinda excited! Thank you for sharing! <3

  2. Oh how fun. Very nice block. I've never done any quilting other than baby quilts using all squares with machine embroidery in the squares/blocks. Pieced blocks never so I might have to figure this out. Thank you.

    vburr at charter dot net

  3. Hi, this is a very nice block. Thanks for sharing it!

  4. looking forward to makng block 2, thanks for being so prompt posting it. take care

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