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Block of the Month

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Chocolatier Block of the Month Club (starts Jan. 2017)  Do you have a stash of chocolate in your sewing room? Celebrate your love of chocolate in the Chocolatier BOM. Enjoy piecing traditional skill-building blocks set in a LeMoyne Star destined to look like shiny wrapped chocolates.  An argyle compass emphasizes the star's beauty and it's all framed with a beautiful bracelet border. 
I am excited to bring you this pattern in 3 color ways.  Modern Milk (solids), Dipped Strawberry (traditional), and Cherry Cordial (batiks).  If you like one of those, the pattern lists the suggested RJR Basics.  Or fill up your chocolate box with your own favorite fabrics using the Chocolatier Quilt Coloring Sheet that comes with a pattern purchase.
Modern Milk Color Way (Cotton Supreme Solids on an Aqua Polka Dot Background)
Dipped Strawberry Color Way (Jinny Beyer Palette)
Cherry Cordial Color Way (Malam Batiks)

This BOM will run for 12 months, beginning January 2017.

Finished Quilt Size: 72" x 72" | 6" x 6" finished blocks 
IMPORTANT BOM NEWS
A full post announcing the Chocolatier BOM will go up in November 2016 with all the details (including fabric requirements).  

Pre-order the Chocolatier Block of the Month here.  Pre-order specials for a limited time.  
Regular Price $30.  
*Pre-order special Hard Copy Paper (mailed monthly) $28
*Pre-order special PDF (emailed monthly) $25
 
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Bonfire Sampler / Sister Sampler Quilts  This quilt pattern ran as a BOM in 2016. Make traditional skill-building blocks, then lay them out in a stunning fun setting.  There are 16 skill-building blocks (2 each of 8 block patterns) and frame them in a setting reminiscent of a starburst or bear's paw block.  The BOM works from the book, Sister Sampler Quilts (available here and here). 
Finished Quilt Sizes: You choose - 64" x 64" (9" x 9" finished blocks) OR 82" x 82" (12" x 12" finished 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. By making two of each block, we can play, improve upon our  fabric selections, or try out something different.  
SENTIMENTAL - The Sister Swap (Optional).
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. A sentimental keepsake.

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


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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