Welcome to the kick off for the Star In The West BOM Quilt-Along, brought to you by Swan Amity Studios and Gorram Quilts!
We are very excited to be working with our sponsor, American Made Brand fabrics, for this QAL. AMB make beautiful solid fabrics that are rich in color and so soft. The fabric is sourced and manufactured in the United States. Coincidentally, they’re also located in Seattle. They will be providing a few prizes throughout the year, but more will be revealed later.
Month 1’s pattern was emailed this morning. If you didn’t receive it, please check your junk folder and then send us an email or comment below, and we’ll investigate.
For Month 1, we are making part of the “center” star (I say center even though it’s in the top left of the quilt).
You will be making 2 sets of 4 blocks, for 8 total blocks. Once you are finished, hang onto them until Month 2, when you will make the remaining parts of the center star.
Here are mine, in the AMB solids.
And here they are laid out. I showed them to a non-quilting buddy who was confused about why there was a hole in the center.
We have a Flick group that you are welcome to join and share your progress.
Also, if you post on social media, please use #StarInTheWestQuilt.
If you haven’t signed up yet, you still can through Swan Amity’s website. It’s only $24 for the whole year.
We’re looking forward to spending the year with you. Please let us know if you have any questions. Happy new year and happy quilting!