Homespun Block of the Month 2022 Bonheur de Jour – Full Quilt Kit
Pattern designed by Kaari Meng, Creative Director and Head Designer for French General
Homespun Magazine publishes the Block of the Month pattern and instructions over 6 issues. This is the full fabric kit to sew along.
The quilt is made with a fun mix of French-inspired motifs including a house, sunflower, butterfly, bird, vase of flowers and fleur-de-lys. There are also classic blocks including an 8-Pointed Star and Flying Geese.
Techniques include a mix of machine piecing, appliqué, fussy cutting and English Paper Piecing. All applications can be done by hand or machine.
Finished Quilt Size: 60″ x 80″ (152cm x 203cm)
The BOM will launch in Homespun Magazines April/May 2022 issue and run over 6 issues (Homespun Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine)
You will need the magazine each issue to access the pattern and instructions. You can either get a subscription to the magazine or I will have them in my store available for purchase.
Kit Contents: All fabrics from the Moda Bonheur de Jour by French General fabric range to complete the FULL quilt top including binding. (Fabrics totalling 11.05M) This does not include the backing fabric.
This listing is for the FULL quilt kit – if you would prefer to follow the BOM and pay bi-monthly for your block fabric requirements, I have a separate listing where you can sign up for that here
. Spots and kits are limited, so please don’t miss out 🙂
The products below are used in the making of the quilt and can be purchased separately any time.
English Paper Piecing
The English Paper Piecing component of the quilt uses 1″ Hexagons, 4″ Clamshells and 2″ Diamond shapes (Eight Pointed Stars).
I have put together a pack containing the required number of papers and acrylic templates that are used in the quilt, it is available here
Included in that pack is:
- 100 x 1″ Hexagon Papers
- 1 x 1″ Hexagon Acrylic template
- 100 x 2″ Eight Pointed Star (diamond) Papers
- 1 x 2″ Eight Pointed Star Acrylic template
- 25 x 4″ Clamshell Papers
- 1 x 4″ Clamshell Acrylic Template
The Applique component requires 1.5 metres of fusible web – I recommend the Vilene Vliesofix Bondaweb 45cm wide, it is available here
Backing fabric (not included in the kit)
The quilt requires 4.5 metres of regular 44″ (110cm) width fabric or 2 metres of 108″ (275cm) Wideback fabric
View the Co-Ordinating French General fabrics HERE
View our range of Wideback fabric HERE