June 1, 2022

Modern HST BOM 2022 {June Block!}

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Somehow it's already June! With the release of the sixth block for the Modern HST BOM 2022, we're now halfway through this year's BOM. I've completely fallen behind, but I'm hoping to get caught back up soon. I'm also rethinking my initial fabric choices and might start over!

For the June block, you will need these block units. 


I designed the June block. (This week, the Modern Quilt Guild announced the Modern X Quilt Challenge as one of the categories for QuiltCon 2023 in Atlanta. I'm on-trend again...even though it's completely coincidental!) 




To assemble the June block, assemble your block units into rows as shown in this diagram. 



All of the blocks for the 2022 HST BOM will be 16 patches. (There aren't any bonus blocks this year, but I will be releasing some of the blocks we didn't choose for the BOM throughout the year. They're just too good not to use and will make some awesome quilts!) You can use any size block unit you like, and the half rectangle triangles will be a 1:2 ratio. I am using the AccuQuilt GO! Half Rectangle Triangle Die (3" x 6" Finished). My 16 patch blocks will be a whopping 24" x 24", and my completed quilt top will measure 72" x 96"! My squares and half square triangles will be 6-1/2" (6" finished), and my rectangles and half rectangle triangles will be 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" (3" x 6" finished).

Zina will be using the Deb Tucker Studio 180 Split Rect Ruler which is available from many online shops including Fat Quarter Shop. With this ruler, you can make multiple sizes of half retangle triangles in the 1:2 ratio needed for the BOM. Zina is also making 6" finished block units (24" finished monthly quilt block). We like big blocks!

I'm sure there will be some questions, so please feel free to ask in the comments. If you're on Facebook, you can check out my posts and join the discussions on my Facebook page. I'm most active on Instagram, and you can follow my posts @stephjacobsondesigns along with my cohostess Zina @zanymouse. The official hashtag for this year's HST BOM is #modernHSTBOM2022, so be sure to tag your posts so we can find your beautiful work! If you're apprehensive about joining in, check out the hashtag for last year's HST BOM (#modernhstbom2021) to see all the amazing things that were--and still are being--created. 

Happy sewing!