I love it when my quilty, bloggy friends do cool stuff. Have you visited my friend Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts? Not only is she a recurring writer for Make Modern Magazine and awesome pattern writer, she’s a generous designer as well.
For all of 2015, she’s put together a fun, free BOM (Block of the Month) program that anyone can follow along with. It’s called The Bee Hive and she’s featuring not just one, but two block tutorials each and every month!
January’s first block of the month features this awesome tic-tac-toe block!
Here’s how it will work:
The first block of the month will feature a unique 12″ finished block design by Alyce, that when laid out side by side forms a secondary design. Then, the second block of each month will be designed by a host of talented guest designers. Alyce’s blog will be the place to go to keep up with all of the tutorials.
I will be the guest designer for April and I’ve included the complete schedule below. Just think, if you follow along all year, you’ll have 24 finished blocks! As with any quilt along, you are welcome to work at your own pace and join in anytime. 🙂
January 12 – Tic Tac Toe
January 26 – Kristy from Quiet Play
February 9 – Chainlink
February 23 – Janice from Better Off Thread
March 9 – Houndstooth
March 23 – Jane aka Quiltjane
April 6 – Spinwheel
April 20 – Christa from Christa Quilts
May 4 – Busy
May 18 – Angie from Gnome Angel
June 1 – Bunting
June 15 – Anne from Play Crafts
July 13 – Abacus
July 27 – Jess from Elven Garden Quilts
August 10 – Homebase
August 24 – Joshua from Molli Sparkles
September 7 – In The Middle
September 21 – Jennie from Clover and Violet
October 5 – Magic 8 Ball
October 19 – Diane from From Blank Pages
November 2 – Alpine
November 16 – Melissa from Ms Midge
December 14 – Treasure Hunt
December 28 – Finale
When you do join the fun, Alyce has created a hashtag so you can share your blocks on social media: #thebeehivequilts. I can’t wait to see what everyone makes!