Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing the Quilt Block of the Month July 2022. We are now officially past the half-way point for this quilt along, and the block photos are getting more exciting to see. Thank you so much for sharing your progress photos. I love stars, and I love pinwheels–and this month’s block combines both of those elements.
Quilt Block of the Month July 2022
Quilt Block of the Month 2022 Details
- This year’s quilt is a sampler with 12 different unique pieced blocks. There is no applique’ or paper piecing required. Once again, I will be sharing block patterns in two sizes: 12″ finished and 6″ finished.
- Patterns release monthly on the first Thursday of the month here on the blog.
- Each month, a step-by-step video tutorial features helps to make to make that month’s block. Watch the video here on the blog or on the YouTube channel here.
- The 2021 blocks are now available as a full file in my shop for purchase here.
- Get the 2022 Block of the Month Fabric Requirements here.
- Find all of the previous posts in the Quilt Block of the Month series here.
- And find answers to Block of the Month Frequently Asked Questions here.
- Finally, I’ve recently received a few questions about the finished size of this year’s quilt. I haven’t finalized my setting, but since the blocks are the same as last year’s, the finished sizes will be similar: 27″ x 34″ for the small quilt with 6″ blocks and 52″ x 67″ for the larger quilt with 12″ blocks. Of course, you can always make additional blocks and/or add additional borders to increase your quilt size.
July Block of the Month: Tips & Tricks
Here are a few tips and tricks for this month’s block:
- First, go here, or click the button below for the pattern.
- Be sure your half-square triangles are accurately trimmed. This will help ensure the block center turns out the correct size.
- You might want to use the Mini Simple Folded Corners ruler when adding the accent corners to the center unit (grey in my large block and red in my small version).
- Finally, the Creative Grids Ultimate Flying Geese Tool is a great way to make sure your flying geese units come out at the precise size. (Bloc Loc Rulers are another great option for flying geese).
Quilt Block of Month Video
Watch this month’s block of the month video above or go here to watch it on our YouTube channel.
Next Month’s Block
I’ll share next month’s block and video on Thursday, August 4th. Also, I’m getting ready to design my 2023 BOM. If you have any requests or thoughts on the type of quilt you might want to sew next year, I’d love for you to leave a note in the comments 🙂
Elaine Resner says
I’ve really enjoyed making your BOM. The block are pretty and 1 per month has worked well.
Thank you for offering this for free. I am retired and this allows me to quilt new patterns more often.
Cathie Orr says
Is July the first month of series?
Wow just saw this…
sherri McConnell says
No. we started in January–and you can still get the previous patterns for free!
Cathie Orr says
Found them and will get caught up… love Churn Dash any pattern!!!!
Eula Titus says
Thank you for giving this quilt block. i AM RETIRED AND ON A FIXED INCOME. It helps me get through each day
Edie Richey says
Hi Sherri- I absolutely love your BOM patterns! I just placed the binding on the 2021 BOM quilt yesterday. It is soooo pretty! I love your BOM because they are easy and I can use my scraps to create beautiful quilts for my family and friends. (and quilt cabinet). It is just so nice to be able to escape and create with your patterns. I sew other quilt patterns during the year that can be a challenge. Please continue to give your beautiful designs for us that love to play with our scraps that we can’t throw or give away because we love them so much.
Sarah at An Heirloom in the Making says
Sherri, thank you so much for providing a free BOM each year. I really enjoy the pace of yours and also really enjoy that you offer 2 sizes in each pattern. I am only doing one size (large) but have a few Instagram friends that are mixing and matching and one friend who loves mini quilts and is addicted to your BOM–so your current approach is appealing to your audience!
For 2023 I can only think the new thing to do would be to add new techniques but you do such great samplers, I cannot imagine your doing anything else. Personally I have been getting into medallion quilts lately so maybe a design that builds out from the center like that? Whatever you decide, you can count on me to join in! I’m also retired (quilting for hire to support my quilting LOL) so I really appreciate your offering the current year’s patterns for free. I also think it’s great that you sell the prior years’ in your shop. What a great idea, win/win!
This is my first year participating in the BOM. I’m fairly new to quilting, although not new to sewing and I really appreciate that it is pieced, which is very approachable. Other BOMs that I looked at had applique and/or EPP. I would appreciate that again for next year’s quilt too.
What ever you do is perfect. Thank you so much.
This was a challenging block for me but I did it! Sew many seams meeting!
I would love a medallion quilt mystery for next year. I did the one from FQS called “Jelly Snowflake” in 2020(?) and it was so much fun. With a medallion mystery, you really don’t know where you are going until you get to the last round of borders.
I appreciate your BOM and chatty podcasts so much. Thank you for everything you do to encourage quilters.
Thank you very much for this sew along BOM. I started with the first and anticipate each one and try to get it done quickly.
The patterns are very well written. I have fun choosing my materials. I know the end results will be a favorite.
Thank you again.
Sherry Gendel says
Thanks for the community you’ve created with all the information you share online and the BOM program each year. I like the sampler block style you’ve done each year and will happily participate in next year’s BOM if that’s the way you design it for 2023. I also like the idea of either a row quilt or a medallion quilt although those styles tend to require multiple blocks of each design to be made and might not work as well for a 12-month program. The other idea I’ve really been enjoying seeing but haven’t tried yet is what I’ve seen a few designers do with sampler quilts where they make the sampler blocks but then lay them out into a larger overall design such as Vanessa Goertzen’s large leaf layout from one of the sampler quilt alongs with Moda or her blossom BOM layout or Robin Pickens medallion/surround layout for the current Moda Blockheads 4. I’m not sure what that’s called but that could be fun to try. Thanks again for sharing so much with all of us!
Mary Suggett says
Hi Sherri, I have been following your video’s of the BOM and have downloaded all patterns so far. I live in Canada and have not been able to purchase the Seashore Drive collection in it’s entirety for the 12″ blocks. Do you have a package that I can purchase so that I have the fabrics I will need or do I have to shop at separate sights for them. I want to use the colours and fabrics exactly the same as yours so I am not sure what is the most economical way to go about it. I like the 3 different grey prints you used for the churn dash.. Also I am not sure what background fabric you are using and also what sashing? I would like to order everything I need at once to save on shipping costs? any ideas or help you can give me is appreciated. Thanks so much! P.S I did look at the list for fabric requirements but just need a little more guidance on that.