Introducing the 2021 BOM
It's time to tell you about my 2021 plan. I have something new in store for you with this BOM. First of all it will be a mystery quilt, just like those in the past. This time we will be making a Row Quilt however. I hope it is not confusing to call this a BOM since we are technically making one row each month, but I decided to stick with BOM rather than calling this a Row by Row-mainly because BOM fits better in my label and we all know to expect something new each month.
Since this is a mystery I want to give you an idea of what a Row Quilt looks like. Below is one that was done by the American Quilters Society for the 2016 quilt show season. So, instead of making just one block each month you will make a row of blocks. The rows will vary in size and the number of blocks needed to complete each row. However each row will only be made up of one or two blocks.
For our quilt I have lots of fun blocks planned each month to increase your piecing skills and learn some new techniques. I will share with you the hint that there will be some blocks which feature objects found in nature. This is the layout I have planned for our quilt which will have 12 rows when completed.
Now is the time to gather your fabrics. The finished size of this quilt is 54" x 73". Of course if you want to make it large simply add more blocks to your rows and/or add some borders. I will be using fabric from my stash for this quilt and plan on just making it really colorful.
This is a Fat Quarter friendly pattern. Any Fat Quarter bundle that has at least 25-30 FQ's will work. I find that I prefer to use yardage for my background fabrics since I really want it to be a light background fabric and that can be an issue with the bundled fabric sometimes. For that option you will need a total of 2 yards of background fabric and 18-20 FQ's in a variety of dark, medium and light shades. If you prefer to use yardage then you will want 2 yards of background, 2 yards of Darks, 1 3/4 yards combined of Medium to Light prints. The simple border requires 1 1/2 yards (which includes enough for binding.)
For a pdf sheet of the fabric requirements click on the link below:
Fabric Requirements pdf
My main desire with this quilt project is that you find joy in the quilting journey. That in the midst of whatever else may be going on around us we take time each day for something that brings us joy. And that is why I have named this quilt Joy in the Journey. Patterns for this quilt will be released the 2nd Monday of each month; just because it will give us something to look forward to later in the month and maybe that Monday won't seem so bad, lol.
I hope you will join me on another year of quilting adventures.
12/3/2020 08:23:36 am
I love that layout. Looking forward to this.
12/3/2020 08:50:08 pm
I am so glad, KJ.
12/4/2020 09:34:49 pm
Love the name of the BOM.
12/8/2020 05:48:14 pm
Looks like fun! Can't wait!!! Thanks
12/27/2020 08:08:15 am
This looks like a lot of fun! I am new to the quilting world and do traditional hand quilting, since I full-time RV. A machine has no room in my inn. So I am on-board and look forward to creating this masterpiece!
1/15/2021 10:16:51 am
I am excited to start this. When will you be posting the first block? Is there a page that is posted and I am just not finding it?
1/15/2021 11:41:38 am
Hi Tanya. It started today. Here is the link to visit the post where you can find the pattern and tips. https://www.tuning-my-heart.com/blog/joy-in-the-journey-januarys-row
2/9/2021 01:55:03 pm
Hi, I’m new to the group how do I get started with the mystery quilt? Have missed January’s glue.
Debra of Tuning My Heart Quilts
2/9/2021 03:15:50 pm
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