January 1, 2020

2020 More Modern HST BOM {January Block!}

It's finally here! The 2020 More Modern HST Block of the Month kicks off TODAY! Without further ado, here is the January block which is made up of 10 half square triangles and 2 neutral/background squares.

My cohost Zina is using some gorgeous rainbow fat quarters from the Foundation collection by Shayla Wolf for Windham Fabrics. Zina is starting with 6" finished HST and square blocks, and each of her monthly blocks will measure 18" x 24" finished. Here is her version of the January block.

I'm really attempting to sew from my stash this year and decided to make a scrappy monochromatic quilt using a mix of dark and light gray solid fabrics. (This color palette is a little outside my comfort zone, and I'll probably end up making a colorful version as well.) I'm using my AccuQuilt die cutting system to make HST and square blocks that will finish at 4" so my monthly quilt blocks will end up 12" x 16" finished.

We can't wait to see your January blocks! If you're on Instagram, please share pics of your blocks and use the hashtag #moremodernhstbom and #modernhstbom2020 so we can find them. Feel free to tag Zina (@zanymouse) and me (@stephjacobsondesigns) in your BOM posts. You can also post a pic of your block on my Facebook page, Steph Jacobson Designs. (There will be a photo album for each month's block, and you can add your picture as a comment in the album.) Throughout the year, I will update the "2020 Modern HST BOM" page here on my blog, so that's the best and easiest way to find all the info in one place.

Thank you so, so much for jumping in and creating with us this year. Zina and I have had so much fun getting the 2020 BOM ready to go and are excited it's finally time to start!


  1. I love this, having just done a rectangle quilt. Maybe I can get to this sometime this year!

  2. I've quilted for over 50 years and have never made a quilt with rectangular blocks...I think it's about time! Even though "modern" designs do not usually resonate with me I totally love this! Thanks for sharing...looking for to joining in.