I was super excited when my good friends at Stitchin' Heaven asked if I could participate in their BOHO Heart Monthly Block of the Month program and share tutorials for the blocks each month. I have so had a Jen Kingwell quilt on my "Someday Bucket List" and I am so excited to finally be making one! So of course, I was all in. Each month, be sure to check back in for the months blocks and helpful hints on how to put them together.
And since each month will have Lots and Lots of Tutorials in them . . . Here is a list to jump right to the tutorial you need :
So you have your Month 1 BOHO Heart Packet . . . Lets get started!!!
Let's get started with a few General Instructions to note that will help along the way of this BOHO Block of the Month.
First off, this is the layout we will be following and you should note it is different than the layout in the book. There are an additional 3" of background strips added to the top of the quilt. Also, the blocks sizes are in the same layout as the pattern in the book, but the individual blocks are placed in different locations within the "heart". So be sure and pay attention to this image sent with your Month 1 packet for layout help. And of course, I will be showing it step by step in the tutorial.
Along with adding 3" to the top of the layout pattern, you will also want to note the Grey patches in your pattern. These are "holes" in the blocks and are filled in with strip piecing. There are 68 strips total in the quilt, and you will be sent a different fabric for each of the 68 strips throughout the year. Take care that you use the same strip all the way down each vertical line for all the piecing in that line. I found it easiest to number my lines 1- 68 on the top of the pattern for reference.
Using the 3" Pink Squares and the Half Square Triangle Directions make 4 Half Square Triangles and trim them to 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". They can be set aside for the moment.
X’s and O’s Block
And that is it for BOHO Heart Block of the Month, Month 1 :)
If you have any questions on this tutorial, please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment.
Hope you have so much fun making all of this months blocks and then sewing them all together:) You can actually see the heart starting to form by the end of this month, so fun!!!
Looking forward to Next Month!!