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May 2024 BOM 5 is here!

Updated: 4 days ago

It is time for BOM Block 5! Are you ready?

Squared Chain block for BOM4

May BOM - Block 5

For the May BOM, we chose the Thrift block (or Modified King's Crown). This month's pattern is ideal for scraps and the incorporation of print fabrics. It was renamed to the Thrift Block by designer Nancy Cabot in 1937.

Using the 4-patch and Flying Geese, this month builds on prior month's skills. You can arrange the pieces in any combination that appeals to you and you will get a unique look for your quilt.

April Block 4 samples

It is so much fun seeing the BOM samples made by our readers. They are making the blocks their own with colors and placement. We would love to see what you are doing with yours. Thank you to @frecklesontheside, @quiltinginthewoods, @mountainviewquilts,, and @cmariequilts!

How the BOM works.

Each month, on the last Wednesday, we will send out a newsletter with that month's block, instructions, tips for designers, and the ability to purchase Adobe Illustrator digital images from our store to add to a pattern you are writing. Be sure to sign up to receive our newsletter to get the BOM instructions every month.

The newsletter will include the link to download the block so you can sew along with us. It is written with standardized wording that we use here at Quilt Pattern Writers. That way, if you are a pattern designer, you can use the wording in your pattern. If you are a designer looking for a ghostwriter, you can see some of our work as we use this wording throughout the patterns we write. The digital files will include step-out diagrams, diagrams for standard units and assembly, as well as the finished block. Think of all the time you will save when you start adding these to your library! All for a nominal cost that you can write off as a business expense.

Join Us

We hope you will join in the fun every month and make all twelve blocks. It is so fun to see how everyone puts their spin on a BOM quilt. And we would love you to share your blocks with the tags @quiltpatternwriters, #qpw2024bom, #qpw2024samplerquilt, and #qpw.

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