The Best Block Of The Month Quilts Of 2017

We love Block of the Month quilts (BOMs)! With the start of a new year, it’s time to think about starting a new BOM. These carefully planned and paced quilt-making adventures are a great way to fit in a longer-term project in between other quilts you may be making. With only one block to make per month, they are totally achievable, even if the one you select is a little outside your comfort zone. With that in mind, we’d like to introduce you to some of the best Block of the Month quilt kits of 2017:

RubysGarden The Best Block Of The Month Quilts Of 2017

Ruby’s Garden, designed by Jean Nolte, is a 10-month program to make a queen/king size quilt that incorporates lots of unusual techniques. String piecing, a scalloped border, 3-D flowers, yo-yos, and bias binding are just some of the cool tricks used in making this quilt. Fabrics are from the Ruby’s Treasures collection by Paintbrush Studios, created in honor of Ruby Short McKim, a quilter famous for her 1920s and 30s quilts. Included in this BOM is access to 8 step by step videos by Jenny Kae Parks, so you’ll have lots of help along the way. This program is sponsored by Fabri-Quilt.

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Over the Meadow and Through the Year by Jan Patek is a whimsical, folksy queen/king size quilt that can take your applique skills to the next level and beyond. Jan’s monthly videos (free access with the BOM) are an awesome bonus value – it’s like having private quilting lessons all year long. This 12-month program is sponsored by Moda, and kit fabrics are all Moda as well. If you’ve ever wanted to learn or improve your hand applique skills, this is a super project for 2017.
ribbon floral The Best Block Of The Month Quilts Of 2017

Ribbon Floral by Jean Nolte is a queen/king-size medallion quilt featuring a compass block with a kaleidoscope center. Techniques used in the quilt are foundation paper piecing and stitch-and-flip corners. The quilt also features two unique ribbon borders. Each month for 8 months participants receive a pattern and fabric to make a section of the quilt. Kits include fabric from the Ribbon Floral collection by Benartex, the program sponsor. Again, access to instructional videos is included with this BOM. Jenny Kae Parks is the instructor, so you know you’ll get lots of tips and tricks to make this quilt a fun sew. With those beautiful ribbon borders, this is a show-stopping quilt.

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And finally, here is Essex, our upcoming BOM. Lovely Quilting Treasures fabrics include the paisley border and lots of coordinating prints. Jenny Kae Parks will be the instructor for the included videos on this one, too, and she finished her sample quilt just a few days ago, as you can see on her Facebook page. We’ll be ready to take sign-ups for this BOM very soon, so watch QuiltAndSewShop.com for details!

Have we convinced you to try a BOM in 2017? With so many beautiful quilts from which to choose, there’s something for everyone. Tell us in the comments about your BOM experiences – we’d love to read your stories!

Happy quilting!
The McCall’s Quilting Team

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5 Responses to The Best Block Of The Month Quilts Of 2017

  1. Linda LaPlace says:

    I would like to know which publications I may find the “Ribbon Floral Block of the Month” pattern and templates. I have most of the fabrics listed and this would be “great” made up with my fabric choices. Please help!!!

  2. Kathy says:

    Linda, I’m sorry but that quilt is only available as a Block of the Month kit at present. -Kathy-

  3. Carol D. says:

    Good morning, During December you had advertised a Jim Shore Angel block of the month and I subscribed to it. I received block 1 and 2 but I have not seen block 3 for this month. Was it sent out and lost in the mail or was there some other reason that I did not get it?

  4. Linda Barnes says:

    Love the Essex, SEW when will this start? Can’t wait

  5. Carrie Sisk says:

    Hello Carol — we’re so sorry for the inconvenience! Please contact the Quilt and Sew Shop Customer Service. Here’s a message from them: “If you haven’t received your order, or part of your order, it’s not your problem, it’s ours. Please contact us by e-mail at customerservice@creativecraftsgroup.com or by phone at 800-876-1822. Let us know what the problem is and we’ll take care of it!”

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