BOM 2016

BOM 2016
Price: 1.50 Euro each block
Size: 30 cm (12") each block
The patterns for the 12 blocks are available here:
You get this pattern as pdf file for personal use.

2016 there’s a new Bom called:

“Ray of hope”

For this Bom I wanted to create the look of stained glass windows.

Together with the intermediate strips, the finished quilt has a size of 45 “x 59” (about 114 x 150 cm). The size can of course be varied by wider or narrower strips or a border. But the blocks also look good as solo pieces, I have z.b. Blocks processed as bags. In any case, I’m curious about your ideas and will provide each month for the individual blocks as well as for the finished pieces of a guest gallery.

So that you can always sew an intermediate strip or middle block, whenever you have the right scraps, the file is already here

Fabric requirement

For paper piecing it’s not easy to say how much fabric you will use because it differs a lot. I used about 30 cm (12”) from the background fabric for each block but usually I need more than others. For the whole quilt including sashings and binding, I would recommend 5.5 yards. If you sew more economically, maybe you will need less. If you are new to paper piecing of if you like to have enough fabric to sew a block twice if you aren’t satisfied with the first one than add a yard. If you want to know it exactely: Choose a fabric of which your quiltshop has got enough in stock. Sew one block, three sashings and two middle blocks and take this amount 12 times.

Bright fabrics: Perfect for scraps if they aren’t too small. If you are not sure if it is enough, fold it till you have six layers and you will see it better.

I used scraps and bought some fabrics, too.

Or: If you like to have all your fabrics in special color shades: Most blocks consists of 7 different fabrics, only a few one of 8. You can buy 10” or 12” of 7 different fabrics and sew all blocks in the same colors. It will look great, too.


How can my picture appear in the guest gallery?
Send it per email to I will upload it but it can take some days. Your picture should be at least 200 x 200 pixels that we can see something. Perfect would be 600 600 px but if it is larger it doesn’t matter. Please use a standard format like jpg or png. If possible, take a picture from the right direction (tip on top) that makes it easier for me. Important: Please write always the name you want to see below the picture in your mail when you send a block. It takes a lot of time to change the name.

Why is my picture not in your gallery?
I only upload your picture in the gallery when you sent it per mail so I am sure that you really want it. But you can show your block on your own blog or at facebook or where you like. Of course it could happen that an email is missing. If it doesn’t appear even when you sent it, please try it again when it takes more than two weeks.

I’d like to take part. What should I do? Do I have to subscribe to your newsletter? Or somewhere else
No. All you have to do is to wait for January.

Is it in English language?
Yes, but there are not many instructions. If you are a bit familar with paper piecing, you don’t need much text.

I don’t know how to paper piece.?
There are a lot of instructions or videos on the internet. For example here:

or a video

Take care that you are looking for paper foundation piecing and not for English paper piecing. That is something very different.

Before starting, try a simple free pattern like the first heart or the inverse heart:

Do I need special paper?
Some use special paper like freezer paper or else, some remove the seam allowance before sewing, some don’t. There a several methods. I use no special paper, just printer paper and I remove the seam allowance of each sections when I sew the patterns together. But I’m using a very small stitch length: 1. That’s the smallest stitch where the paper won’t remove itself while sewing but removing the paper in the end is easy.

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