Around the World
Block of the Month — 2021

$69.95

Let’s go on a quilting adventure TOGETHER!

Join us for a 2021 Block of the Month (BOM) quilt program and quilt sew along. Jump in at any time!
I’ve always loved architecture. In a former career, I designed monographs for architectural studios. These book projects gave me an even greater appreciation of the details that go into architectural design. With all of the travel restrictions because of the pandemic, I’m starting to develop a case of wanderlust (and I’m sure you are too)! I couldn’t think of a better time to make a quilt that celebrates architecture as well as inspires us to dream about travel, exploration, and the opportunity to see new places.

PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THROUGH THE DETAILS CAREFULLY:

• Each month you’ll receive, via email, a detailed PDF pattern for a foundation paper piecing (FPP) block in the Around the World quilt (samples shown ). Immediately after you purchase the Around the World Block of the Month, you’ll receive the Welcome Packet along with any patterns that have been released to date. The remaining patterns and bonus content will be emailed out the 1st of the month throughout 2021. In order to have an element of surprise in our adventure, the order of the blocks will be a mystery! The first block in January will be the easiest and comes together quickly. Each month, we’ll build on our foundation paper piecing skills.This is a low-stress BOM sew 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. The bonus content will be up on my blog indefinitely.

• See below for more details including fabric requirements and other registration benefits such as exclusive Around the World Zoom get togethers. 

• All skill levels welcome (including adventurous beginners), but it is highly recommended that participants have previous foundation paper piecing (FPP) experience. During the sew along, I will be sharing FPP tips, tricks, and best practices on my blog. Paper piecing instructions are NOT included  in the patterns— general foundation paper piecing knowledge is assumed. Need some help with foundation paper piecing? Check out my video tutorial/mini-class here.

• Wherever you are with your FPP skills, by the end of 2021, you’ll gets lots more practice with precision. You’ll gain more piecing confidence while making beautiful, unique quilt blocks.


Immediately after you purchase the Around the World Block of the Month, you’ll receive the Welcome Packet along with any patterns that have been released to date.please be sure to check your Spam folder if you do not see an email within 15 minutes after purchase. The remaining patterns and bonus content will be emailed out the 1st of the month throughout 2021. All Block of the Month patterns will be electronic PDF files.

Terms & Conditions:
I am unable to provide a refund or credit. Materials and patterns may not be copied or distributed.

Questions about the Around the World Block of the Month?
Please email me!

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The retail value of the patterns alone is over $125

 

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What’s included in your registration:

• 13 Quilt Block patterns (one each month in 2021, plus a bonus block)
Each month (January–December 2021) you’ll receive a detailed PDF pattern for a foundation paper piecing (FPP) block in the Around the World quilt (samples shown above) emailed to you. Each finished block measures 10″ x 21″, so they also make great mini quilts. With each block you’ll get instructions for how piece the blocks two ways—with the letters and without. I’ll also give ideas for how to embroider the letters if you want to include them, but not piece them.

Jump in at anytime! Immediately after you purchase the Around the World Block of the Month, you’ll receive the Welcome Packet along with any patterns that have been released to date. The remaining blocks will be emailed out the 1st of the month throughout 2021. 

In order to have an element of surprise in our adventure, the order of the blocks will be a mystery! 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. The bonus content will be up on my blog indefinitely.

• Monthly Tutorials and Tips
Each month you’ll be able to access my tips and tricks for paper piecing, including video clips, for that month’s block on the blog. We’ll piece the blocks together each month. You’ll be sure to sharpen your foundation paper piecing skills while having fun!

• Exclusive Online Zoom Get Togethers
Connect with me and other quilters face to face from the comfort of your home. I’ll be hosting a series of Zoom get togethers so we can do “show and tells” of our blocks, meet new quilters, and exchange encouragement. We’ll also be sure to share some laughs and perhaps share where we’d like our future travels to take us.

• Planning Resources 
Use one of my planned two colorways (solid and blender fabrics) or create your own color scheme with the supplied color sheets and planning worksheet. Use the same fabrics that I used (specifications included) or plan your own. For those who like to keep it loose, plan as you go and use what you have in your stash or pick up fabric as we go along.

• Instructions for Putting It All Together
Instructions will be included for how to make the blocks into a throw size quilt (60″ x 60″). Sew your blocks into a quilt or incorporate them into other projects—mini quilts, wall decor, placemats, bags… the options are endless!

• Lots of Fun and Skill Building
This Block of the Month was designed for quilters who have some experience with foundation paper piecing (FPP) and are looking for a fun but challenging project. That said, beginners are totally welcome as I’ll be sharing all of my tips and tricks. Wherever you are with your FPP skills, by the end of 2021, you’ll practice paper piecing and gain more piecing skills and confidence. I’ll be here to share all of my tips and cheer you on every step of the way. We’ll all go at our own pace. There’s no pressure to finish the block each month, but for those who want to keep to a schedule we’ll keep each other accountable and have a finished quilt top by the end of the year.

About the fabric recommendations:

The details in the foundation paper pieced Around the World blocks require a good amount of fabric but the results are well worth it! The fabric requirements below are based on the sum total of the individual fabric requirements of each block, so the requirements are generous. Depending on your paper piecing skills, you may use more or less fabric.

A Fabric Planning Chart is included in the Welcome Packet to help you plan your fabrics and get organized. Each block uses a combination of 3 fabrics, from a shared palette of 15, plus the fabric you select for your Quilt Background. For quilts samples shown, I used:

Pure Solids from Art Gallery Fabrics — London Red, Quartz Pink, Tigerlily, Chocolate, Turmeric, Dark Citron, Tender Green, Mirage Blue, Tranquil Waters, Parisian Blue, Purple Pansy, Purple Wine, White Linen, Light Grey, Ash, and Snow
Purchase this option as a fabric kit through Sewing Arts Center. 

Elements Blenders from Art Gallery Fabrics — Prisma Passion Garnet, Decostitch Ballet, Decostitch Red DesertDecostitch Pecan PralineDecostitch Sunglow, Decostitch Morning Moss, Prisma Subtle Turquoise, Prisma Larimar Sea, Icon Character Sky, Decostitch Indigo Sky,  Prisma Arctic Kyanite, Decostitch Orchidberry, Decostitch Cafe Latte, Decostitch Porcini, Decostitch Granite, and  Decostitch Cloud

Grunge from Moda Fabrics — Scarlet, Apple Blossom, Russet Orange, Rum Raisin, Mustard, Zesty Apple, Seacrest, Saxony, Clear Water, Sea, Purple, Plum, Buff, Grey Paper, Silver, and Black Dress

Fabric Options:

option A: Gather your fabric each month as you make the blocks.
(more efficient use of fabric as you can see how much you have leftover)
option B: Use what you have and make it scrappy.
option C: Collect all of your fabric ahead of time.

Fabric Requirements:

• recommended fabric for all 13 blocks (non-letter version):
a collection of 15 fabrics, approximately 10 yards total

• 
additional fabric required for piecing letters:
 various fabrics, 1⅛ yards total

• additional fabric for Throw quilt sashing + borders:
approximately 1 yards

• binding fabric for throw quilt: 
⅝ yard

• backing fabric for throw quilt:
3⅞ yards

Here are the architectural wonders and locations we’ll be “traveling” to in 2021:

In order to have an element of surprise in our adventure, the order of the blocks will be a mystery!
• Burj Al Arab : Dubai, United Arab Emirates
• Colosseum : Rome, Italy
• Eiffel Tower : Paris, France
• Kan’ei-ji Temple : Tokyo, Japan
• Machu Picchu : Lima, Peru
• Parthenon : Athens, Greece
• Great Pyramid of Giza : Cairo, Egypt
• Space Needle : Seattle, United States
• Statue of Liberty : New York City, United States
• Sydney Opera House : Sydney, Australia
• Taj Mahal : Agra District, India
• Tower Bridge : London, England

Questions about the Around the World Block of the Month?

Please email me!

Join us for this foundation paper piecing Block of the Month (BOM) quilt project. Monthly quilt sew along with tutorials and more! This fun quilt project celebrates architecture as well as inspires us to dream about travel, exploration, and the opportunity to see new places. Register at wholecirclestudio.com Join us for this foundation paper piecing Block of the Month (BOM) quilt project. Monthly quilt sew along with tutorials and more! This fun quilt project celebrates architecture as well as inspires us to dream about travel, exploration, and the opportunity to see new places. Register at wholecirclestudio.com Around the World travel themed block of the month program. Make these blocks / mini quilts that celebrate architecture from around the world. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com

Around the World travel themed block of the month program. Make these blocks / mini quilts that celebrate architecture from around the world. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.comAround the World travel themed block of the month program. Make these blocks / mini quilts that celebrate architecture from around the world. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com

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