Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing the Quilting Life Block of the Month 2020 Finishing Instructions. And, I got my quilt with the 12″ blocks put together just in time yesterday to get a few (unquilted) photos for you. I did do one thing slightly differently in setting my quilt which I’ll share below. And be sure to read to the end of the post for details on next year’s Block of the Month.
Quilting Life Block of the Month Finishing
I’m happy to be able to share a PDF printable with finishing instructions for the three different sizes of blocks for this year: 6″, 12″, and 18″. I generally use light sashings for my quilt…but my scrappy blocks were just calling for a medium-toned print sashing. And you’ll notice that instead of square sashing posts I changed mine up just a bit with square-in-a-square posts. The cutting instructions are the same except I cut the sashing posts from the same blue fabric as the sashing. And I also cut (24) squares 2″ x 2″ to make the easy corner triangles on each square. (I used the Mini Simple Folded Corners ruler—and this tutorial).
2020 Block of the Month Finishing Instructions
Be sure to download your finishing instructions here or from the button below before the end of the year. At the end of each year, I put the previous year’s Block of the Month patterns for sale in my shop and begin a new free program. If you are missing any of this year’s blocks, you can find links to all of the previous Block of the Month posts from this post where I shared the December blocks.
2021 Quilting Life Block of the Month Details
I am so super excited about next year’s quilt. I almost released the pattern with our Happy Days collection late last summer but then decided to save it for next year’s Block of the Month. It’s really a fun sampler! And earlier this fall I offered kit and finishing kit pre-orders for the 2021 Block of the Month using Happy Days fabrics. Those have sold out, but stay-tuned as I may have more available. I will know for sure when I get all of the kits cut and ready to ship the first week of January. My goal is to have the kits ready to ship and patterns set to release by the 7th of each month.
2017, 2018, and 2019 BOM Patterns
My previous BOM patterns are in the shop at the links below if you are looking for more block ideas. These patterns are available in PDF format only. The 2019 pattern consists of 25 different arrangements for half-square triangles.
I so enjoy doing these patterns for my blog readers each year. And I’m really looking forward to the 2021 blocks. My plan is to also film an instructional video to go along with each one to make them more accessible to beginner quilters. And I know you’ll love the block designs, too.
Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Melinda Hawkins says
Thanks so much! I have really enjoyed doing this quilt every month. Enjoy your holidays.
Clara Renken says
Thank you so much. I have enjoyed doing this BOM. And look forward to next years. I am also doing your Labor of Love Blocks also. I just love you videos and your fabrics. Which thread color do you usually use. I hear you mention it but my mind never remembers. Getting old.
Karen A. says
Thank you for sharing this BOM program. It has helped me learn and gain confidence as a quilter. I started out with the 12″ and then switched to the 6″. I am looking forward to the next years! Will you be offering different sizes for the 2021 BOM program? Thank you again.
Joy Dickson says
I haven’t had time to make all the blocks for a quilt top, but I’m doing a block exchange with 20 friends, and I’ve made a few of your blocks to exchange. Fast easy and fun. Thank you. Maybe next year I’ll make your Sampler. I am making the Labor of Love Sampler right now. I love it. I’m using Balboa, Walkabout and Creekside fabrics in it. Thanks again.
Kristi Castanette says
Your quilt top is beautiful! I love the blue sashing. I hope you will post the quilt again once your machine quilter does her magic.
Thanks so much for designing a BOM each year.
Linda Wagner says
Am still hoping to find your project bag pattern. Been searching your website … no luck.
Mary Bevan says
Had a lot of fun sewing this year’s BOM and am looking forward to next year’s. Thanks for putting these together…..and for keeping me busy during Covid!
Marge Dominic says
Always have a great time following along with your BOM. I have been doing these quilts for the past three years. Past two years I have done both 6in for a Great Wall hanging and 12 in for throw.
Sorry I missed your announcement about 2021 BOM. Hope you have some kits available . Certainly would like to join the group.
Thanks again for great instructions and hints on special notions.
Patty Jones says
Thank you Sherri for the BOM this year. I actually did all three sizes and can’t wait to set my blocks together into quilts to see the finished results. Looking forward to the 2021 BOM!
Thank you so much for preparing all the patterns for us! What fun it has been! I look forward to 2021 Block of the Month.