March 21, 2020

2020 More Modern HST BOM {Bonus Block!} a LOT has happened in the last few days. At a time like this, I am so grateful to have quilting as a creative outlet. When Zina and I started brainstorming quilt block layouts, we ended up with more than 12, and this is the perfect time to share Bonus Block #1.

There will be a total of 4 bonus quilt blocks. It's completely up to you if you want to make them/add them to your quilt. On December 1, we'll post different quilt layout options using the 12 monthly block and using 16 blocks (the 12 monthly blocks plus the 4 bonus blocks). If you want to sew your blocks together as you go, you can sew your bonus blocks together to make an extra row at the bottom of the quilt.

If you're on Instagram, please share pics of your blocks and use the hashtag #moremodernhstbom and #modernhstbom2020 so we can see 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.)  Since many of us will have more free time on our hands, it is DEFINITELY not to late to get started. You can find links to all the quilt blocks on the "2020 Modern HST BOM" page here on my blog. 

Virtual hugs to you all!


  1. Thank you so much for doing the BOM! I am having so much fun putting it together :) I am wondering if it would be possible for you to give us the number of HST and focus squares we need for the bonus blocks. I am using scraps from a previous quilt and want to make sure I have enough of my focus fabric before doing the bonus blocks. Thanks!

  2. Wiil all 4 bonus blocks only be hst or eill here be some squares?