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Bonfire Block Of the Month Giveaway

Bonfire Block Of the Month Giveaway
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Block of the Month

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Bonfire Block of the Month Club (starts Jan. 2016)  Make traditional skill-building blocks, then lay them out in a stunning fun setting.  We will make 16 skill-building blocks (2 of 8 block patterns) and frame them in a setting reminiscent of a star or bear's paw block.  This BOM will run for 10 months: January though October with monthly GiveAway drawings for those who share their blocks.
 
The BOM will work from the book, Sister Sampler Quilts (available here and here). You will have the whole book at your disposal, so those who want to work ahead can.  The book retails for $19.99. This is a fantastic price for a BOM.
 
(Not only will you receive the Bonfire pattern, but there are additionally 2 of my previous best-selling BOMs in the book.  There are 25 blocks in the book; all the blocks are interchangeable between the 3 samplers.  It's a steal - 3 samplers for less than the price I usually charge for one.  Be sure to check out all the contents of the book at the Sister Sampler Quilts website.)
 
Finished Quilt Sizes: You choose - 64" x 64" (9" x 9" finished blocks) OR 82" x 82" (12" x 12" finished blocks).  You may choose to make the larger quilt with 12" blocks or the smaller quilt with 9" blocks.  Instructions for both sizes are included in the book.
 
SISTERS - Sister Blocks.
Every month, participants will make 2 blocks - a "set" or "pair".  Each pair are called "Sister Blocks".  Making BOM blocks in pairs allow you to learn as you work.  Each time we make a block, we learn about color and fabric placement, value, tone, scale, etc.  By making two of each block, we can play, improve upon our selections, or try out something different.  
 
SENTIMENTAL - The Sister Swap (Optional).
This quilt is designed to be shared.  Share the making.  Share the fun and joy.  Share the fabric choosing.  Share the shopping!  Share the learning.  Share the cussing and seam ripping.  Share the experience of creating an heirloom.
 
If you like, find a partner.  A quilty friend, mom, daughter, grandmother, aunt.  A Sister.  And make Bonfire together.  (Sorry guys - I don't mean to leave you out!  By all means, everyone find a partner and join in!)
 
You and your "sister" will both be making 2 blocks each month for the BOM.  After you complete your blocks, you keep one and pass the other to your partner.  In the end, you both will end up with a quilt where half of the blocks are made by yourself and half of the blocks are made by your partner. I will be partnering up with my mom to make our sister quilts.

IMPORTANT BOM NEWS
Read full post announcing the Bonfire BOM and all the details (including fabric requirements and quilt coloring sheet) here

Guide to Selecting Fabric for the BOM.  posting 12/4/2016.

Purchase the book Sister Sampler Quilts here or here).
 
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Other Gen X Quilters' BOMs
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Moccasin Block of the Month Sampler Quilt Pattern.  (This quilt pattern ran as a BOM Club in 2015.)  Make classic skill-building blocks, then set them in a fun and funky way. In addition to working on traditional piecing techniques (half-square triangles, Flying Geese, Nine-Patch, Rail Fence, Diamond-in-the-Square), this BOM will challenge participants to tackle skill building blocks with strings, curves, triangles, and applique. Instead of setting this BOM in a typical grid, the layout is based on the Japanese X&+ and Sister's Choice Blocks.  Within the framework of the inspiring quilt blocks, we create a stunning asymmetrical starburst to display the individual quilt blocks created each month. Purchase the complete sampler pattern in the shop (Available as PDF or Hard Copy Print).




Printable Moccasin Coloring Sheet - for your convenience in auditioning fabrics.
Finished Quilt Size:  Lap.  65" x 65" (9" finished blocks)


 Vice Versa Block of the Month Sampler Quilt Pattern.  (This quilt pattern ran as a BOM Club in 2014.)  Make classic blocks and their inverse, then set them in a modern on-point setting.  Purchase the complete sampler pattern here or buy blocks individually here.


Instructions for 2 sizes provided:
 Lap.  57.5" x 57.5" (9" finished blocks)
 Large Twin  74.5" x 74.5" (12" finished blocks)

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 Sisters' Ten Block of the Month Sampler Quilt Pattern (This quilt pattern ran as a BOM Club in 2013.)  Make 10 classic blocks all named after important women (2 each month for 20 total blocks), then set them in a modern setting.  Purchase the complete sampler pattern here or buy blocks individually here.


Instructions for 2 sizes provided:

 Lap.  60" x 60" (9" finished blocks)
 Large Twin  78" x 78" (12" finished blocks)
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24 comments:

  1. I'm ready! I just received my fabric in the mail. I have been looking for a quilt to use with Kim Schaefer's Flower Doodle line. I think this will do the trick!

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  2. I love the modern layout of the quilt so you can count me in! I have committed to quite a bit in 2013, but as a mom of 3 little girls, the theme really spoke to me. Now to decide what fabric to use. I have Lucky Penny myself, but I may go for a more scrappy look. Can't wait to get started!

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  3. I am trying to make sure I get in more modern quilting...love it but just don't do enough modern quilt sewing...thinking I may try this out!

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  4. This quilt looks great! I really want to stick with a BOM this year, and I think this is just the one!

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  5. Sign me up! I love the layout of this one....thinking my Juggling Summer FQ bundle will do just fine for this!

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  6. I love this! I might be a little behind in fabric selection, but I can't wait to get started. I love the idea behind this as the women in my life just recently inspired me to begin quilting.

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  7. I love this! I plan on using a little of my stash so I can make room to buy more. =o)

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  8. Is anybody else having trouble loading the PDF instructions that are available through PayPal? Have tried all afternoon, just won't load :(.

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  9. Wow, I'd love to get a block of the month quilt pattern. I love quilting. In high school I made all of my friends personalized quilts. I'm still learning. I'm teaching myself.

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    1. Hi Lucy- I tried to email you, but you are a no-reply blogger. hope you see this! Can you tell me what name you downloaded the pattern under? I can resend the file if you are having problems...

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  11. I am having trouble downloading April -- help.
    Mary K

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    1. Hi Mary- Please email me directly at annemarie@genxquiters.com. You are a no-reply-blogger and it is difficult for me to help you troubleshoot here in the comments. Thanks!

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  12. I finally got it all downloaded for April. Thanks so much. Lucy

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  13. My new studio is to the organize my fabric stage. You BOM is the first one I want to
    catch up on. I plan to use my new Riley Blake fabrics. :) Thank you do much for the
    great inspiration.

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  14. Hi -- I'm new to finding Gen X and love the blocks. They are fresh yet charming and perfect to make some give away mini quilts by combining 4 at a time. I'm in on the fun, Jill

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  15. Hi. I'm loving the BOM but I can't download the June tutorial without paying for it. Is this correct?

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    1. Hi. Each tutorial is available for free each month on the blog. Some people prefer to print out their instructions, so for those people, I have made a downloadable PDF version of each month's tutorial available for purchase ($1). Which ever option floats your boat!

      So you can reference the tutorial for free on my site, but in order to download it, you must purchase.

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  17. This is really cool and I love the final quilt! Glad I stopped by the Quiltmaker Blog Hop and found you!

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  18. Hi, I just signed up for your block of the month (cant wait to get started) only to realize that you most likely have a automatic system to sending out emails, only the account that I paid for the BOM with is a shop account. Is there anyway that you can change my email so that it sends to my personal one instead?
    Thank you for your time...
    Sarah

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    1. Hi Sarah- No Problem. Please email me {annemarie@genxquilters.com} with the email address you used for Paypal AND the new address you'd like your patterns to be sent to. I can swap it out for you for the first emailing in Jan. Did you get your Introduction ok? It would be sent to your paypal email....

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  19. Thank you so much for the help, I just sent you and e-mail and yes I did get the instructions ok!

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  20. Thank goodness we have time to figure out our color palettes! I'm having a heck of a time nailing it down!

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