Words to Live By BOM | Month 8

quilt along May 03, 2022

Written by: Jenni Wingenroth


Please note a pattern correction on page 15:

Month 8, Page 15, Block 13, Step 9

The step should read:

9. Place the remaining (4) units created in Step 6 onto your station so that the seam between Fabrics J and N is located on the left, and the seam between Fabrics J and I is located on the right. Place (4) 1 1⁄2” x 18 1⁄2” Fabric A strips below the units, and (4) 1 1⁄2” x 18 1⁄2” Fabric E strips above the units.

Please note, the diagram under step 10 is incorrect.
When finished with steps 7 through 10, you should have two sets of four (4) sashing units that mirro
r one another (as pictured below).


Hi friends, and welcome to Month 8 of the Words to Live By BOM! My name is Jenni Wingenroth of Nollie Bean and I’m excited to work on Months 8 and 9 right along with you!

Before we dive in, I’d like to take a quick moment to introduce myself. I’m a mom, runner, quilt pattern writer, and quilter who...

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Words to Live By BOM | Month 7

quilt along Mar 01, 2022

Written by: Natalie Crabtree

Hello quilters, and welcome to Month 7 of the Words to Live By BOM! I had quite a nice time creating Block 11 from Month 7. It was short and sweet.The year is moving along, and spring is in sight. This block felt like spring to me. The gold, coral and pink colors, the florals, the bouquet in the panel, and pops of blue reminded me of fresh spring air, sunshine and gardens growing. I didn’t plan it this way, purely coincidental, but this block is perfect for the start of spring!

Spring is also a time of rejuvenation. And the message behind this panel is perfect for rejuvenation and growth. “Take a Deep Breath. Exhale. (You’ve Got This) Inhale.” A beautiful reminder to be kind to yourself, practice self-care and to keep growing this spring.

What are you doing to be kind to yourself this spring?Month 7 features simple sewing techniques that have been practiced and mastered throughout this BOM such as flying geese unit assembly...

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Words to Live By BOM | Month 6

quilt along Feb 04, 2022

Written by: Natalie Crabtree

Hello quilters, and welcome to Month 6 of the Words to Live By BOM! This month features a unique and interesting Star Block (Block 10) that perfectly accents the featured Butterfly Panel. I choose this selection of gold, blue, black and pink low volume prints from the Words to Live By Collection by Stacie Bloomfield to perfectly accent the delicate butterfly. And boy does this block shine and soar!This panel is exquisitely drawn with so many tiny details. You can certainly tell that this butterfly was drawn with love, patience, and attention to detail. The tiny line drawing details on the wings and body give the butterfly so much texture. The thin twirly antennas are dainty and sweet. I really enjoyed my time ironing, trimming, and preparing this panel. It’s a beauty!So far, Month 6 is the only month that features 1/8” measurements. 1/8” measurements tend to get a bad rap from quilters because sometimes the measurement lines are hard to...

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Words to Live By BOM | Month 5

quilt along Jan 11, 2022

Written by: Natalie Crabtree

Hello quilters, and welcome to Month 5 of the Words to Live By BOM! I may say this every month (there are so many wonderful blocks and panels!), but Month 5 features my absolute favorite block and panel. I enjoyed making this block so much, it brought me joy. I hope it brought you a bit of sunshine during these gloomy winter months.

Let’s dive right in with the gorgeous hand illustrated sun created by Stacie Bloomfield. I have to admit, this panel was hard to trim up! Not due to complexity but because I wanted all the glorious golden detail around the perimeter of the sun panel. So, one of my goals with this block was to create and continue the golden sunshine rays and incorporate them into the piecing. Of course, we have the perfect golden accent fabric (Fabric K) and a low volume white with golden detail (Fabric Q) to help us create that!

Before we start our strip set, let’s talk about fussy cutting.

When trimming a panel down...

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Words to Live By BOM | Month 4

quilt along Jan 09, 2022

Written by: Natalie Crabtree

Hello quilters, and welcome to Month 4 of the Words to Live By BOM! The blocks included in this month feature simple techniques such as stitch and flip and HST unit assembly, but they offer complexity and intricacy to the bottom right corner of this quilt! Lots of little pieces to assemble this month, but I promise that it is worth it.

Let’s talk about the Month 4 panels!

When Stacie approached me with the initial panel concepts, I was interested in the Schoolhouse panel immediately! Anything resembling a house, I adore. I’m constantly drawn to architectural art, quilts and quilt blocks. I can’t get enough of quilty house blocks, cityscapes, and nostalgic architecture quilt accents such as this schoolhouse!

The black bear is bold, tough, and STRONG. I’ve named her Rosie after Rosie the Riveter! Not only does she provide a strong element to this quilt, she’s delicate and feminine with floral illustrations mimicking Fabric F...

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Words to Live By BOM | Month 3

quilt along Oct 16, 2021

Written by: Natalie Crabtree

Hello quilters, and welcome to Month 3 of the Words to Live By BOM! Month 3 was so fun to create! I truly enjoyed the simplicity of it, and the message behind the panels. I have beautiful photos, helpful tips and even a fun addition to the Lemon panel for you this month!

Before getting started, I want to encourage you to download the FREE Bonus Pattern featuring Block 3 of the BOM. It includes all of the yardages, cutting instructions and block assembly instructions required to make a super fun, and scrappy, throw quilt. The best part? You don’t have to participate in the Words to Live By BOM quilt-a-long to take advantage of this free project! Anyone can download the pattern and enjoy the Bonus Pattern! Shout it from the rooftops! Here is a quick reminder of what the Block 3 Bonus Project looks like.

I found fabric pull for Month 3 to be delightful! It has all of my favorite skus from the Words to Live By Collection. (The golds, the black...

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Words To Live By BOM | Month 2

quilt along Oct 09, 2021

 Written by: Natalie Crabtree

Welcome to Month 2 of the Words to Live By BOM! Once again, I am Natalie Crabtree, designer and writer of this BOM. It’s been my pleasure to work with Stacie and collaborate with her team on this project.

First and foremost, I apologize for my tardiness on this Month 2 blog. What can I say? Life, work, children…..all the above. But I am here to say that I look forward to watching your stack of blocks grow as you sew along with us. We value you, your business, and we value the community that you are taking part of.

To make it up to you, how does a free project sound? I absolutely LOVED making and designing Block 3. Something about the rotation and movement in that block made me think of evolving, growing and changing. Included in the Month 3 blog will be a free PDF download pattern that will help you create a whole quilt using Block 3! See the quilt image below. It will include everything you need to create this lovely, scrappy quilt...

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Words To Live By BOM | Month 1

quilt along Aug 07, 2021

Written by: Natalie Crabtree

Introduction

Welcome to the Words to Live By BOM Quilt-A-Long! My name is Natalie Crabtree, quilt pattern designer and pattern writer. I have been honored to work alongside Stacie Bloomfield and her wonderful team for over 2 years now. Throughout those two years we’ve designed dozens of quilts, exchanged many emails and messages about how to bring fun and creative projects to our customers (you), and how to continue producing the fun and whimsical Gingiber spirit that you know and love.

Fabric and quilt pattern design are two creative outlets that are somewhat secretive by nature. Sometimes Stacie and I work months (and even up to a year) on projects before we can introduce them to you. We anxiously design and hope that it is received well, and that is resonates with customers when it is finally released.

That is what is so special and unique about the Words to Live By fabric collection and quilt.

When Stacie and I first begin talking about a...

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