June 1, 2021

2021 Modern HST BOM {June!}

Happy June! I just realized that I never posted the "2021 Modern HST BOM" page header at the top of my blog. That is now corrected, and it should be MUCH easier to find links to all the monthly blocks. If you are on any page on my blog, you can click the "2021 Modern HST BOM" page header, and it will take you to the page with links to the post for each block. The page is updated each time a new block is posted. (You can find links to all the blocks and other info about the Modern HST BOM here on this page.) 

If you have recently used the "Contact Me" option on my blog with a question about the HST BOM and didn't receive a response, I apologize for not replying. If you could submit your question again, I would appreciate it. (A family member has had some health issues, and I've been far more distracted than usual.) 

Ok...enough housekeeping issues! Here is the fabulous June block designed by Zina:

For all of the quilt blocks, you will want make your small HST 4 patch first. (Remember, the finished size of your small HSTs will be half the finished size of your other HSTs. For example, my HST blocks are 4" finished (4-1/2" unfinished) so all of my small HSTs will be 2" finished (2-1/2" unfinished).) To make the June block's small HST 4 patch, arrange your small HSTs as shown in the diagram below:

To assemble the June block, arrange 15 HSTs and the HST 4 patch as shown below.

My preferred method of sewing my blocks together is to first sew the HSTs into rows, press the seams open, then pin and sew the rows together. I know many quilters choose to press their seams to one side, but I find pressing the seams open helps achieve precise points on those HSTs. Zina posted a great explanation on Instagram.

In 2021, Zina and I are teaming up with Miriam of Quilt Africa Fabrics. Miriam generously provided me and Zina with some beautiful African fabrics for our 2021 quilts. She has also curated some beautiful color-coordinated mystery fat quarter bundles that are perfect for this year's BOM. They are available for purchase in her shop!

Zina used some gorgeous red, yellow and blue African fabrics paired with white and black to make another stunning block for June. 

If you are on Instagram, please share pictures of your completed blocks! Use the hashtag #modernhstbom2021 so we can find you. You can also tag me (@stephjacobsondesigns), Zina (@zanymouse) and Miriam (@quiltafricafabrics). If you're on Facebook, you can post pictures of your blocks on my Facebook page.

Happy sewing!

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