I have begun to think about a Block of the Month quilt for 2022. “What???” you inquire. “We are only half through 2021 and we haven’t yet finished the Options BOM!” That is true, but I have to work out a design and make an eye-catching sample so you’ll be motivated to participate come January 1st.
Preliminary plans are to design a sampler quilt of various sized blocks, and I would like to include your favorite patchwork blocks. For example, one of my all time favorites is “Weathervane,” so I generally work it into the sampler quilts I make.
What is your favorite patchwork block? Perhaps it is a design used in a treasured quilt made by a family member. Scrappy fans like those in this quilt made by Nana, my paternal grandmother, appeal to me.
Perhaps your favorite is one you often make for a baby quilt, wedding quilt, or graduation gift. You’ve made it so often, you can set your machine on “auto pilot.”
Maybe you are drawn to quick piecing techniques like “Four Patch” or “Nine Patch.” Or maybe you’ve cracked the code for an intricate block, discovering tips for stellar construction.
I am interested to know what blocks you often turn to when using your scraps. I have a penchant for making “Sheepfold.” I often use them to expand backing fabric or as a border of a scrappy quilt, or I may make an entire quilt from the blocks.
What patchwork designs have interested you recently? Personally, I’ve enjoyed English Paper Piecing small projects.
So, tell me, what are your favorite patchwork blocks? You can leave the design name(s) in a comment below and/or send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org.