Two blocks were introduced in January along with general instructions. Many techniques are used each month including making and printing templates, the importance of grain line, hand piecing and more.
Each newsletter, which comes out the first Saturday of the month, will have a link to the pattern download for that month’s block. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter. Look for our next newsletter this Saturday, February 6, to download the next (and past) patterns.Besides the link to the patterns on the download page, did you notice the link which says, “Important Notes from Jinny”? Make sure you don’t miss this. Each month, we will refer to videos or quilt tips on our web site that will help you with the techniques in that month’s lesson. This page has all of the tips for making Cosmos in one spot.
The blocks become more difficult as the months go on. In the past, some worried that their blocks were not turning out the correct size. Don’t worry! At the end, we will add strips around each block and they can be trimmed to exactly the right size.
As I try to do with many of my BOM programs, I want to challenge you to try new things, learn new skills, attempt techniques you’ve shied away from in the past, all to build your confidence as a quilter. I think you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.
We would love to see pictures of your Cosmos quilt in progress. Send us pictures of your blocks to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Cosmos.”