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New Sampler Quilt – Bayside BOM Part 1

June 12, 2024

New Sampler Quilt – Bayside BOM Part 1


I thought that this week was as good a time as any to get started on a new sampler quilt Block of the Month (BOM) project, and this one’s fun! Some of you are lucky enough to be enjoying summer now, and some of us are wishing it was summer…  This one’s sure to lift your spirits, wherever you are!! 🙂

Our Bayside BOM is an easy 4-part quilt, that has some classic pieced blocks, and some with a twist.  At the end too, there’s a detailed quilting plan and a bunch of hints and tips, so you can quilt it yourself on your regular machine if you want to.  Yes – it’s a queen-sized quilt, but it is very do-able – think of it as a fun and practical sized quilt to learn some new skills on.

I’ll send out one part each month, so if you haven’t yet, make sure to pop your first name and email address in the boxes to the right, and make sure you receive notification when the next parts are released, so you don’t miss anything.

So without further ado – here’s Part 1 of our Bayside BOM –


“Bayside” Block of the Month Quilt

Bring a splash of beachy sunshine into your home with our classic blue and yellow “Bayside” samper quilt!  This queen bed sized quilt is a great stash buster too – make it scrappy, or coordinate your colours and your blocks, or do a bit of both, as we did.

This quilt features some simple big stitch embroidery on a few of the blocks, and a coordinated quilting plan makes this one you can quilt yourself if you want to as well.


This is a four (4) month project suitable for beginner to advanced level quilters and will be enjoyed by all.


You Will Need:

* We used a range of different fabrics for our sampler quilt.  You may like to do as we did and keep the colours used in each block the same, or just stick with blues or yellows and make it really scrappy.

* We used 6 different blues – a mixture of dark, mid and light plain fabrics, plus a small print for the background squares for the month 1 block.

* We used 5 different yellows – again, a mixture of plains and small prints, in lighter to darker tones.

Each type of block uses different fabrics to the others.  We will give you the fabric requirements at the start of each month’s pattern.

The fabric requirements for the border will be included in the pattern for the month that also uses that blue colour in those blocks.

Likewise, the binding fabric requirements will be included in the month pattern that uses the same colour for the blocks.

* Batting measuring at least 96 x 96 inches

* Backing Fabric measuring at least 96 x 96 inches


Finished Quilt Size:

This quilt is 90 inches wide x 90 inches high.



All fabrics are pre-washed and pressed before use.

It is assumed a quarter-inch seam is used throughout.


“Bayside” BOM – Month 1

This month, you will start by making 13 of these pieced Hourglass blocks.

You Will Need:

Two blue fabrics and two yellow fabrics of your choice.

We used –

1¾ yards / 1½ metres plain dark blue fabric for hourglass blocks AND quilt binding.

1 yard / 1 metre blue print fabric

½ yard / metre plain mid yellow fabric

½ yard / metre fine print (spotty) yellow fabric

We kept the same blue flower print fabric for the plain squares in each block, and the same darker blue in the hourglass units.  We used one triangle of each yellow in the hourglass blocks.



You will need to make a total of 13 of these 12 inch blocks for the “Bayside” sampler quilt.

For the cutting directions we will assume that all 13 blocks are made exactly the same, but if you are making yours scrappy, adjust the numbers of cut pieces accordingly.

From your blue print fabric, cut a total of 26 squares measuring 6½ x 6½ inches.

From your dark blue fabric, cut a total of 13 squares measuring 7¼ x 7¼ inches, and cross cut diagonally twice, to give you a total of 52 triangles.

From EACH of your two yellow fabrics, cut a total of 7 squares measuring 7¼ x 7¼ inches and cross cut diagonally twice, to give you a total of 28 triangles of each yellow.  Note – You will only need 26 triangles of each for these blocks.



Lay out your blocks as pictured.

Join your quarter square triangles in pairs and press seams so they are toward the blue side.

Join the pairs and press the quarter square triangle units well.

Now it’s a simple 4-patch block.

Join in pairs, and press seams towards the blue print fabric squares.

Finally join the pairs together to finish your block.

Press well and make a total of 13 of these blocks.

When you have finished all thirteen blocks, press well and put aside for Month 4 when you will assemble and finish your “Bayside” sampler quilt.

Next Month, you will make some Cathedral Window blocks…


Quilt making is always fun in a group too – ask a friend to make this with you, or perhaps your guild would enjoy a fun challenge…  The more the merrier!


Enjoy your week!





5 responses to “New Sampler Quilt – Bayside BOM Part 1”

  1. Beate Loftus says:

    Hi Jody
    I teally like the look of this quilt and I’d like to make it. I was wondering if you could tell me in advance what the fabric requirements for all the blocks are. I would like to take advantage of some EOF sales in the area.
    Many thanks,

  2. Linnie says:

    I am excited to get started.

  3. Elizabeth J. Brown says:

    Thanks indeed for your interesting, helpful, inspiring articles. Most appreciated.

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