“Sisters” BOM – August

Good-bye July, and hello August! A new month, a new patchwork design challenge. This month, Quilt Along participants will work on 12″ and 6″ blocks of “Bronco’s Star.”

“Bronco’s Star” was designed by Sarah Bisel and was published in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks from Today’s Top Designers, vol. 11. I re-colored the block to use four fabrics, and I simplified the construction. This is our most intricate block to date, but I am confident that you can make it!

When making the 6″ block, you need to use fabric from your “Free” box. These are scraps you’ve saved from making previous blocks. I can’t wait to see your color/fabric choices!

Clicking on the “Sisters BOM QAL” tab in the menu links you to the blog page containing instructions for all the “Sisters” blocks. Scroll the the end and find the entry for August. Click the black download button. Once you’ve completed your blocks, post a picture on Instagram if you have an account, #sistersqal.

It’s not too late to join the “Sisters” Quilt Along. Be sure to read the instructions about selecting fabrics first. Then jump in with the block that seems easiest to you. This project is perfect for summer sewing, not to mention quarantine sewing.

Kathy R. sent me a picture of her blocks, January through July. She is using her scrappy stash inherited from her mother and grandmother and plans to give the quilt to a graduating piano student. Each block is a jewel!

3 thoughts on ““Sisters” BOM – August

  1. Merci pour ce nouveau bloc. Je n’ai pas encore commencé mais cela ne saurait tarder car mes encours diminuent…
    Félicitations à Kathy R pour les blocs qu’elle a réalisés. Sa courtepointe sera bien jolie et fera le bonheur de celui à qui elle la donnera.
    Amicalement

  2. Aby, I received my magazine yesterday. Thanks so much!! Your quilt looks great. I especially like the instructions for “disappearing” patterns at the end of the magazine. It’s a keeper for sure.

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