2016 BOM pattern reveal!

BOM Quilt 2016

I am so excited to release the 2016 Block of the Month pattern, Stars in the Night.

Next year we will break away from the center medallion structure. We will make 12 different blocks designs ranging in size from 3 inches to 18 inches square. The ranges in size adds a fun dimension to the quilt and creates the look of stars in the sky with some stars being bigger and brighter than others.

The BOM will begin in January 2016 and run through December 2016. The finished quilt will measure 108 x 120-inches, but you could easily make it two feet smaller by leaving off the borders. The fabrics I used to design the quilt are from Majestic Batiks, an Oregon-based family-owned business that works with artists in Indonesia to create handcrafted batiks using the finest cotton fabrics.

There are quilt kits available for pre-order. I will be putting in an order on September 1, 2015, for the first round of quilt kits which will be shipped on January 15, 2016 (it takes a while to get the fabric custom-made and shipped from Indonesia). I will order extra, but if you want a kit, and you want to get started at the beginning of the year, then you need to pre-order by August 31, 2015. You won’t pay until the kits are shipped, but you need to reserve your kit now in order to guarantee you’ll be in the first round of kit shipments. Just click here to pre-order yours.

The patterns will be free, as always. Use the form below to sign up to make sure you get all the 2016 QAA BOM patterns and updates.

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  1. What is the size of the finished quit? Can you tell the size of the boarders, etc.? Will you also have the fabric available for purchase by the yard?
    Thanks in advance for the additional information.

    1. Suzan – I’m going to add the size in. Thanks for catching that. The finished size is 108 x 120. Without borders it is 84×96. The fabric is only for sale as a complete kit. I’m not really set up to do individual orders by the yard.

  2. That is beautiful! I love it and look forward to getting the pattern. Will you have the fabric requirements available if we don’t or can’t buy the kilt? I’m so enjoying the one for this year but really look forward to doing the 2016 BOM. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Rosemary – I will release the fabric requirements after the initial pre-order date has passed. The kit works out to about $11 a yard, which is pretty good for batiks. I hope you will consider purchasing a kit, as the revenue generated from kit sales is part of what allows me to give everyone the patterns and tutorials for free. Keep in mind that you don’t have to pay until it ships in January.

  3. Another gorgeous quilt, Stephanie! Love this!
    I’m not sure if this is the color palette I want to do this in… I wish I could see, touch, feel the fabric to know for sure.
    Computer screens are tough for getting true colors. I LOVE turquoise, but it seems like it has more green than blue. Does that seem accurate to you?

  4. I could not find where to register for next years (2016) BOM. I could only find where I could order the Kit. Please help. Thankx I’m sure looking forward to it. It looks lovely.

  5. I’m new to your site and the BOM. ‘I didn’t see any mention of the cost of the kit for 2016. Please let me know. Thank you.

  6. 2016 is looking to be a GREAT year for BOM. I love Stars of any kind. Thank you so much for this one. Happy happy quilting everyone!

  7. I’m pretty new to , a couple years in. Most of the quilts I have done were pretty easy – rag quilts and stuff made from layer cakes and other pre cuts. I’ve never done a quilt with points or triangles or half square triangles and I feel like I am ready to learn this new skill and looks like I would get plenty of practice with this one!
    Do you think this would be a good project? I’ve made about a dozen or so quilts in the past two years.

    1. It does not include the backing. This is a very large quilt. The outside border alone takes up three yards of fabric. Plus we’re doing some paper piecing. It is great for getting perfect points, but it also eats up yardage.

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