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Block of the Month

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Vice Versa Block of the Month

Welcome to the Vice Versa Block of the Month Club.  This is a BOM Club for 2014.  We are making classic blocks and their inverse, then setting them in a modern and surprising way.  Purchase a subscription here for $15 or buy blocks individually in the shop.

The Vice Versa Blocks.

The blocks used in this Block of the Month project were chosen for their polarity.  The ability to construct the blocks with positive and negative space - and then invert them.  With each block, there will be two sides to each coin.  One where you put the background fabrics in the most "common" locations.  The second block will be the reverse - putting the color in the background.


The blocks above are the same exact block.  A star within a star.  The left and right blocks are inverses of each other.  Yin and yang if you will.  They are opposing, yet complimentary blocks.  And when the two combine, the whole is greater than the separate blocks by far.
  • Starts January 2014 - join us at any time throughout the year.
  • New Block Patterns released the 1st Friday of the month
  • 9 Block Tutorials; October and November will be spent finishing the quilt
  • Join our flickr group to interact with other BOMers and share your progress.
  • Skill level:  Confident beginner - Intermediate
  • Build these Skills: work on color and value within blocks, master block basics like half-square triangles, flying geese, hourglass, stitch-n-flip, and on-point block setting.  The blocks are in order of increasing difficulty.
  • There are two finished sizes of the quilt depending on the block size you choose.  Cutting instructions provided for both sizes.
                    Lap.  57.5" x 57.5" (9" finished blocks)
                    Large Twin  74.5" x 74.5" (12" finished blocks)

I'll be using Pure Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics for the BOM.  They are so silky smooth!

The Design.
A fun and funky layout for the BOM.  Look closely, there are only 9 blocks.  8 blocks have a "twin" - it's inverse.  The 9th block is the striped block that acts as bookends. They are all set on-point for a fun modern layout.

All the Details.


The Vice Versa BOM will contain:
  • An Introduction - All Important Information and Guide to Choosing Fabrics
  • Instructions for cutting larger background negative space and sashing
  • 9 Block Patterns (1 each month)
  • Instructions for Assembling the Quilt Top - On-point setting
  • Suggestions for quilting the quilt


Getting Started.  an intro to the BOM, fabric requirements and frequently asked questions. (Post will be up on 11/11/13.)

Annual Subscription.  An annual subscription for the BOM is available here for $15.  All patterns are PDF downloads, automatically emailed to you each month.  When you subscribe, a Vice Versa Introduction PDF (All Important Information and Guide to Choosing Fabrics) and all block patterns to date are emailed immediately with payment.

-OR-

Pay One Month at a Time.  If you prefer to pay as you go, you can purchase each month's PDF block pattern individually for $1.50 per month in the shop.

My Color Inspiration.
Image courtesy of design-seeds.com
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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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