Open Skies Block of the Month – Month 1

Welcome, everyone! I’m thrilled that so many of you have decided to join me in sewing up my latest Block of the Month quilt! Some of you may have already sewn some of my previous BOMs, but I suspect many of you might be new.

Each month I’ll be posting a little tutorial blog here, with tricks and tips to help you create the best quilt possible. And with this BOM we will also be adding some extra content over …

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National Quilting Week Questions
National Quilting Week has inspired us to explore our co-worker’s quilting journeys. 

Darlene is our Fabric Assistant and overall maven in the sewing room, and everywhere else for that matter. We asked her some questions about her quilting journey and here are her answers: 


How did you start quilting?

National Quilting Week Questions
Happy National Quilting Week! In honor of this week, we wanted to highlight some of the stories of our team-members quilting journey. 

Sydney is one of our Graphic Designers, if you know our catalogs, you’ve seen Sydney’s amazing work. We asked her some questions regarding her relationship with quilting and her quilting journey and here are her answers:

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National Quilting Week Questions
March 14th- 18th is known as National Quilting Week! Now, this is a pretty big deal for us here at Connecting Threads. We were inspired to reach out to our co-workers and ask them some questions about their quilting journey. 

Elizabeth is one of our photographers, so you probably have seen some of her work and didn’t know it! We asked her a series of questions regarding her relationship and journey with quilting so we will let her take …

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How To Make and Send Quilted Valentines
Quilted Valentines (or postcards) are so easy to make! 

Use your scraps or a block pattern you’ve always wanted to try and let’s send something handmade to our loved ones. 

What you will need: 
~5″x7″ finished pieced block to trim down to 4″x6″
~5″x7″ batting 
~5″x7″ backing fabric to trim down to 4″x6″ 
Quilting thread
Quilting ruler 
Rotary cutter
Cardstock or Bolt Boards 
Sewing machine or hand sewing needles
Step one: 
Create your pieced mini quilt. Pick a block you’ve always wanted …

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