Block Of The Month
This will be the place where the information for the Row by Row (themed) Block of the Month for 2020 is posted. Check back here each month for all the details and to join in all of the fun.
The theme will be announced under each month's sub-heading. A few days later, 7-10 days, I will share the pictures and details of how I used the theme in this year's quilt challenge.
Ready for some fun? The fun starts in January where I will announce the colors that I choose for this year's quilt challenge.
Well, for this project you will create as many blocks to complete the row as you please. It could be a wall hanging size or King size.
It literally is just this flexible!
You may be familiar with how quilt shops will collaborate on a Row by Row Quilt Project. Each shop will make a large block or a section of the quilt. Customers can then go to each store to get the pattern and fabrics to make that shop's block of the quilt. After the customer goes to each shop and purchases the patterns, then they will have all of the information to make the quilt that so many quilt shops collaborated on together. These quilts will have a theme that ties them together: summer fun, gardens, food items, and such.
Our Row by Row Mystery will NOT be as confined. The quilt can be whatever we make of it. Each month we will ponder on a theme on how to create a section of our quilt. I will share more details on what I do for the first couple of months to help explain and demonstrate how our options are really endless working the quilt in this manner. If you like the fabrics I'm using, I will have some of them available for purchase through the Sew Much Charm Shop page.
In February, I will announce our first theme or concept to get your creative juices flowing. For example: if the first theme is stars - you can use fabric with stars, or make star blocks to fill in your row. You are really only limited by your creativity and I'm hoping that this year we will break that glass ceiling and soar into the stars! By the 7-10th day of the month, I will share with you some ideas on how I used the theme to fill in my row for my quilt. Then by the end of the month, I'm hoping you will share yours with us on social media and use the hashtag #sewmuchcharmbom.
This is going to be a more relaxed BOM Project because we will only need about 9-10 rows at the most. So this will give us time to also talk about the quilting and finishing of our quilt tops before Christmas!
What's the best part? For every month you post your blocks with the #sewmuchcharmbom hashtag - you will be entered into a drawing for a GIVEAWAY! The winner will be chosen at random and you can enter every month starting in January by posting a picture of your fabrics or a picture of fabrics in the colors you choose! SIMPLE! You must use the hashtag to be entered. Did you post your pictures on Instagram? Then to your Facebook? That's two entries!
If you win the giveaway - you will receive free shipping for your prize-worldwide! No purchase necessary.
The Winner will be announced December 31, 2020!
- January 2019 -
This month we will discuss colors. Think of 3 or 4 colors you would like to use as your main colors throughout this quilt and pull from your stash.
My colors: PURPLE, BLUE, TEAL, & GOLD. I'm sticking with peacock-like colors this year. I'll start sharing pictures of my fabrics this month too.
What colors would you like to focus on this year? Share them in the comments below!
Get ready for February 1st for our next announcement that will share the theme of the first month!
About Sew Much Charm
I enjoy gardening, quilting, sewing, & cooking as a relatively new stay-at-home mom of two girls.
I make custom handmade quilts for clients and recently decided to learn how to sew garments for my little girls. Watch my journey & learn from my mistakes.
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