2021 BOM January Block

January Block of The Month Tutorial…
This first video is quite long, so please watch the entire video before you begin… the future month’s videos will not be this long, it’s just that I had to include more info for beginners and to get our quilt going… click the blue link below to access the video tutorial…
Bernina Group BOM quilt block number 1 January…
Fabric requirements:
Finished quilt measurement as pictured is 65″x 65″
Finished Block size is 12″ x 12″( 12 1/2 by 12 1/2 unfinished)
Background – 2 7/8 yards if you want to put your blocks on point as shown (2 1/8 yards if don’t). If you choose a different fabric for the corner/border blocks you will need 1 1/8 yards for those large triangles.
You can use a layer cake but you will still need about 1.5 yards of scraps or about 15, 16 fat quarters…
1 Yard for the Sashing ( Red in photo)
1/4 yard for the Squares in the Sashing (green in photo)
5/8 yard for binding
If you want to add a wide outer border, you will need fabric for that as well…
then you will need batting and backing….
Block 1 or January Block …..
Flying Geese Squares cut 2 squares measuring 5.25″ square
Flying Geese background fabric Squares cut 8 squares measuring 2 7/8″ square
Center square cut one 4.5″ square
side rectangle pieces, cut 4 rectangles measuring 2.5″ x 4.5″
Side background rectangles cut 4 measuring 2.5″ x 4.5″
I used cotton poly thread, an Organ 65/9 sharp needle, my 37D foot, single hole or zero mm stitch plate….
I sprayed terial magic on my fabric and pressed to get a nice crisp finish… you can use best press or niagra spray sizing or what ever will give you a good well starched fabric…
For the embroidery, I used a fusible poly mesh on the back of the center of my block and hooped a mid wt tear away… I used 40 weight embroidery thread on top and 60 weight bobbin thread…
I did not change any settings or tensions throughout this project…
here is the design I used… I reduced it to 3 1/4 inches by 3 5/16 inches in Embrilliance software…
you can use any design you would like as long as the size is approximate and can be adjusted to fit the center block square….
fusible poly mesh stabilizer and mid weight tear away are available from OESD…
Have fun, ask any questions and post photos!
Have fun with this block!

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