Botanical Beauties BOM
Block 1

Botanical Beauties floral & foliage themed block of the month program. Make these modern quilt blocks / mini quilts. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com

Hooray! The Botanical Beauties 2022 Block of the Month (and Quilt Sew Along) starts today. I’m so excited to foundation paper piece (FPP) along with you!

bee balm
image of Bee Balm by NellsWiki is licensed under Creative Commons

While I was designing Botanical Beauties, my mother-in-law, Ellen and her cousin Janet were having fun helping me brainstorm what the abstract botanicals looked like. They came up with a few possibilities for each block. I’m leaning towards Bee Balm being the closest match this month. What do you think? Let me know below.

Be sure to check back here each month after you receive the email to download the monthly block pattern. I’ll be sharing my tips for preparing and piecing that month’s block, along with other fun content. This is a low-stress quilt along and we’ll all work at our own pace. I’ll be here with you on this adventure to encourage you but during any month if you don’t have time to finish the block, no worries. This bonus content will be here indefinitely.

If you haven’t signed up yet for the Botanical Beauties BOM, it’s not too late to make this Foundation Paper Pieced (FPP) project! Jump in at any time. Sign up here and you’ll immediately receive all of the patterns released to date. 

Let’s get started!

Here are some helpful tips as you prepare to piece your blocks:

 

Products mentioned in the video:
• water soluble glue sticks: Fons & Porter or Sewline

Links mentioned in the video:
If you need a little bit of extra help with foundation paper piecing, be sure to check out these free video tutorials/mini-classes:

Foundation Paper Piecing Video Tutorial

Tiny Foundation Paper Piecing Video Tutorial

 


Block 1 for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month (BOM). Made with Art Gallery Pure Solids (London Red) and Decostitch (Cloud).
Block (wreath option) made with Art Gallery Pure Solids (London Red) and Decostitch (Cloud).
Block 1 for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month (BOM). Made with Specked by Ruby Star Society: Turquoise & Teal Navy
Block 1 (wreath version) made with Specked by Ruby Star Society: Turquoise & Teal Navy

detail of Block 1 for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month (BOM). Made with Specked by Ruby Star Society: Turquoise & Teal Navy

Block 1 for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month (BOM)—grid version. Made with Sun Print 2021 by Alison Glass: Crochet/Strawberry & Lawn along with Andover Century Solids: Uniform and Caribbean.
Block 1 (grid version with optional rounded corners) made with Sun Print 2021 by Alison Glass: Crochet/Strawberry & Lawn along with Andover Century Solids: Uniform and Caribbean.

Here’s a mockup of another Block 1 I’m sewing currently:

Block 1 for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month (BOM)—grid version. Made with Specked by Ruby Star Society: Bright Blue & White Gold
Block 1 (grid version with optional rounded corners) made with Specked by Ruby Star Society: Bright Blue & White Gold
Block 1 for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month (BOM)—grid version. Made with Grunge by Moda Fabrics: Apple Blossom, Key Lime, and Scarlet
Block 1 (grid version with square corners) made with Grunge by Moda Fabrics: Apple Blossom, Key Lime, and Scarlet

detail of Block 1 for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month (BOM)—grid version. Made with Grunge by Moda Fabrics: Apple Blossom, Key Lime, and Scarlet

In the garden with Block 1 for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month (BOM)—grid version. Made with Specked by Ruby Star Society: Bright Blue & White Gold


Botanical Beauties floral & foliage themed block of the month program. Make these modern quilt blocks / mini quilts. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com
Want to sew along with us?

Register for the Botanical Beauties Block of the Month here and get the patterns.


Additional links:

Behind the Scenes: Botanical Beauties quilt

Be sure to share your block progress using the #BotanicalBOM and #BotanicalBeautiesQuilt on Instagram so we can see everyone’s progress!

Do you have questions or tips you’d like me to feature in future Botanical Beauties monthly posts? Let me know below!

Until next month happy stitching,
Sheri


Botanical Beauties floral & foliage themed block of the month (BOM) program. Make these modern quilt blocks / mini quilts. Foundation paper pieced (FPP) quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com Botanical Beauties floral & foliage themed block of the month (BOM) program. Make these modern quilt blocks / mini quilts. Foundation paper pieced (FPP) quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com

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