Thursday, May 21, 2020

Now Available: Wonk Around the Block BOM - Month 1

Guess what?! Starting today, the Wonk Around the Block pattern is available for purchase! 
Purchase the pattern here.

This quilt pattern combines traditional and wonky piecing in a modern design. I've set it up as a 6-part Blook of the Month pattern: Month 1 is available right now, and then Month 2 will be available on June 21st, Month 3 on July 21st, etc. 

Diane Oakes (@quiltingandcats) machine quilted this quilt, and she did a fantastic job. Each section or strip has its own design, and she used five different thread colors. 

I used Painter's Palette Solids from Paintbrush Studio in my quilt. Teal is my favorite color, so I started there and then added in the oranges and golds for contrast. I chose three different grays to work with the white as "backgrounds." You can use as many or as few colors as you like. 

I'd love for you to join me in making this quilt! The pattern includes detailed directions for each unit, but I'll also be offering video tutorials (available next week) to walk you through each step. If you're new to wonky piecing or just feeling like you'd like a little more help, I encourage you to check them out. More details to come!

In the video tutorials, I'll be making a second version of this quilt using Amanda Murphy's Cotton Shot prints from Benartex. I decided to use darker colors for my background and I love how different this version looks! 

 When you purchase the pattern, you'll receive the Introduction pages, which include yardage for the entire quilt, a page of tips, and a black-and-white line drawing so you can choose your own color placement. You'll also receive Month 1, which is the center wonky star and a few borders. Each month afterwards will include the specific yardage, cutting, and piecing instructions for the sections being added. We'll assemble as we go, so by the end of Month 6, your quilt will be complete!

Purchase the pattern here

Here's a quick look at the fabric requirements. These are generous to ensure that you have plenty of options for switching up colors as you piece. 

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  1. Is the BOM pattern for only 1 block out of the 6 months? Or is the new pattern all we'll need for whole quilt?

  2. Ok...sorry...I read little closer and see it's not the whole quilt.

    1. Hi Deb, Yes, just to clarify, when you purchase the pattern you receive the first month right now. The remaining months' patterns will be sent to you via email on the 21st of each month.

  3. Thank you Lisa! Yes that does clarify. Super!