This free block of the month, designed by Abigail Dolinger, launches in February 2022 and concludes in November 2022. Instructions will be posted on this page on the first of each month. The quilt measures 70″ x 86.”
Welcome! I’m so glad you want to Quilt Along! I used a stack of fat quarters plus coordinating yardage, but you could use stash fabrics with equal effect.
Print the line drawing and color with colored pencils according to your fabric selections.
Instructions for making the 18″ block which serves as the center for the “Favorites” medallion style quilt.
Click the black Download button for instructions for the four Nine Patch units that surround the Friendship Wreath in the “Favorites” quilt.
Click the black Download button for instructions for BOM #3, Weathervane and Ribbon Star.
Click the black Download button for instructions for BOM #4, Ohio Star and Bird of Paradise.
Once you have made the blocks in BOM instructions 1-4, you are ready to sew sashing between the blocks and a border all around. Cut the sashing and border strips 2 1/2″ wide. Click the black Download button for all the instructions.
Moving beyond the center medallion, work now on constructing top and bottom borders that are 8″ tall, finished. This month make two Half-Dresden Plates of ten wedges each.
Make four Economy Blocks that finish at 8″ this month. All four are identical in fabric placement in the sample quilt and are sewn to the left and right sides of the Half Dresden Plate blocks.
Make two Tumbleweed blocks this month and place them in diagonally opposite corners of the quilt.
Make two Pinwheel blocks this month and place them in diagonally opposite corners of the quilt. The top and bottom rows of the quilt top can now be completed and sewn to the center section!
This month you will sew the top and bottom rows of 8″ squares together and add them to the center of the quilt, and you can begin to make “Two Patches” for next month’s pieced “Checkerboard” style border.
This is the final set of instructions for the “Favorites” Block of the Month. You’ll make a checkerboard style border from “two patches” and an outer plain border. You may elect to increase the size of your quilt by increasing the width of the outer border.