Announcing “Favorites” – A BOM for 2022

“Favorites” designed by Abigail Dolinger

Last year I solicited names of favorite patchwork designs from blog readers for possible inclusion in a Block of the Month for 2022. You all submitted great ideas; thanks so much! I combined some of your favorites with several of my own and designed a medallion style quilt for this year’s Quilt Along. The quilt is a generous twin or sofa quilt size but could be easily expanded with additional borders.

With last years “Options” quilt, I observed that you enjoyed tweaking my suggested designs, substituting other patchwork designs, and tailoring your setting according to your taste and fabrics. So I am authorizing you to make similar substitutions with this year’s design. Go ahead, be creative, I won’t be offended! “Favorites” is based on one 18″ block, four 12″ blocks, four 12″ x 18″ blocks (composed of 6″ Nine Patches), eight 8″ blocks, and four 8″ x 18″ blocks (half Dresden Plates). So, you see, there are plenty of opportunities for modification.

As for fabrics, I purchased a fat quarter stack of “Flower & Vine” (Maywood Studio) and coordinating yardage. If you don’t have a FQ stack in your stash, you could use five yards total of scraps and pieces you do have on hand. The complete yardage requirements are in a printer-friendly document on the “Favorites BOM QAL” page of this blog. Click the BOM title in the blog menu.

The QAL launches February 1st with instructions for the 18″ center square, “Friendship Wreath.” There are ten installments of the 2022 BOM program, so we’ll finish up in November. Personally, I prefer the February-November schedule. It allows me to work on my numerous UFOs in January before tackling a new, fun project. And, toward the end of the year, the schedule gives me November and December to finish the quilt top, to work on quilted Christmas gifts, and to plan the next BOM.

I hope you’ll plan to Quilt Along in 2022. Please check out the “Favorites BOM QAL” page. Besides the Introduction, you’ll find a downloadable line drawing of the quilt, perfect for coloring in with your own fabric selections.

10 thoughts on “Announcing “Favorites” – A BOM for 2022

  1. Aby, I have always wanted to make the Friendship Wreath block, so I look forward to your directions (which is always so clear!) in February. Thanks for doing this!

  2. Had to come back and say thank you for providing the coloring plan / line drawing up front this time 🙂 we have you trained now Aby! HAHA Oh, don’t forget to mention that since you are using several 8″ blocks if someone likes a design on the Options QAL it can be added/substituted here quite easily.

  3. I posted the link to your class at Bonnie Glover’s shop (Sew There! Quilts and More in Angier) to my guild (Southern Wake Quilt Guild) Facebook page and noticed the 9:00 am class is already full-up! There are spots available in the 10:15 class still. Anyone need the link to sign up, it’s here:

    https://www.sewtherefabricstore.com/module/class/433193/favorites-block-of-the-month

    Hopefully some of my guild’s members will fill that second session right up for you, Aby 🙂 I decided against driving down there every month but hope you can get both sessions full to make it worth your while in costs of gasoline and time (gas prices should top $4 again this summer says GasBuddy)

    Really looking forward to this one; decided to use the “Sunday Picnic” layer cake fabrics designed by Stacy L’est Hsu for Moda again (same stuff I used last year because I loved the colors so much) I never used the “trees” in those layer cakes so maybe I’ll incorporate some of those into my “optional” blocks.

    Sarah

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