BOM Mini-series Part 3: Green Piece - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

BOM Mini-series Part 3: Green Piece

Happy Friday!

The BOM for today is one that’s been getting a ton of press lately…just because it’s from Moda and we think Moda is fab, fab, fab. We’re talking about Moda’s Green Piece Block of the Month. If appliqué just calls to you, and if you have been wanting to try something a little different…here ya go 🙂

Green Piece BOM is a 10-month block program starting in November 2009 that mixes pieced blocks (featuring their Fall releases Alliance, Aster Manor, Vine Creek, Blessings, and Close to My Heart) with wool appliqué. Yes, WOOL. A little tingle of fright at that? No worries — our pal Brenda Riddle of Acorn Quilts & Gift Company provided us with an excellent wool tutorial. In it, she covers how to wash, cut, and sew & appliqué wool with 2 different methods. You’ll be finishing those suckers with ease in no time at all! Then you can brag to all your friends…JK!

Really though, it is a gorgeous quilt, finished at 76″ x 76″, filled with the beauty of nature and reminders from all seasons. Signing up to do Green Piece with us at Fat Quarter Shop ensures you plenty of fabric for the top and binding (14 yards of cotton fabric plus a specialty wool kit), error-proof instructions (tested by 3 hawk-eyed (in a good way) quilters), and a full color card to reference for your fabrics and wools. You can also go ahead and reserve your backing set (from Laundry Basket Quilts’ Close to My Heart) and just have peace of mind about the whole thing! This fabric is getting attention simply on its own.

Our store sample is nearly done — here’s the quilt top finished and ready for the quilter…

Enticed enough yet? 🙂 I know this quilt is going to have a long hang-time in our offices!

Right right…the prize! Today’s prize is a Fat Quarter Bundle from a line used in this collection. You get to choose! And here’s how to win…

1) Comment on this post for 1 entry.

2) Mention this BOM on your blog with this link [] for 3 entries.

3) Sign up for Green Piece at Fat Quarter Shop for 5 entries!

The winner will be announced in 2 weeks!

Ok, bye for now from Peyton, Emma, and Will!


  1. This is my favorite block of the month ever, I love moda and I would love to try the wool applique. Those children of yours are perfect, what a blessing.

  2. I was going to comment on how lovely the BOM quilt is and then I saw the cute babies at the bottom. Those cuties make me smile. The BOM is still gorgeous though.

  3. Ah! My favorite! I signed up for this one as soon as I saw it and I can't wait to start! I work with children and babies everyday, and love seeing the adorable photos of yours! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Look at those babies how big they've gotten! Miss Emma looks like a proud big sister! Three beautiful babies!

    Okay, I'm already signed up for this one, and I can't wait for it to start! I'm going to conquer my wool fear – if it kills me!! 🙂

  5. Beautiful quilt, please enter my name in the drawing. What a cue picture of Emma and the twins. Easy for the parents to tell them apart as one of the boys is a lot smaller, very sweet picture.

  6. I like this one… and it is including one of my favourite fabric line to be.. Blessings..:o))
    Soo pretty!!! :o)
    Have added your giveaway to my blog at the sidebar… :o))

  7. I'm thinking to make it in an embroidery version.
    It'll take much time but worth to .
    It is interesting that sereral fabric lines are used in a quilt and harmonize nicely.

    Three kids look so cute on the lovely quilt.

  8. I am always interested in a chance to get more fabric. What a great picture of your adorable children. You are richly blessed.

  9. Love this quilt……so much that I signed up for it weeks ago! I am really excited to get started! It is going to be a present for my mom's 70th birthday (I think I will turn the tree into a family tree of sorts…with the initials of her children and grand children)

  10. Loving the mixed material to this! Cannot wait to learn how to prep the wool instead of being held to buying it already felted.

  11. This BOM is just gorgeous! I love doing wool applique. I'm so glad you posted a picture of your sample too. The colors pop even more in it.

  12. Love this quilt! Love the picture of the kids more! They are all so adorable!

    Thank you for the giveaway, even if I don't win! Good luck to everyone!

  13. I love this quilt and applique is a technique I haven't tried yet. Thanks for sharing the photo of the cutie pies! It made me smile! 🙂

  14. Love the picture of the children, adorable picture
    Love Emma's dress!
    this is probably my favorite bom you have done so far
    love the center block
    love the fabrics used in this quilt
    just wonderful

  15. Green is so very flexible, just like the is going to be beautiful;I think I like Vine Creek the best but it is so hard to choose!
    Your kiddos are adorable, hugs to all of them.

  16. those kiddos look so sweet.
    I mentioned this giveaway in my blog today, I might need to do one myself sometime soon, they are just so fun =)

  17. I signed up for this BOM as soon as it was announced a couple months ago. I can't wait to start! And since my birthday is in November, I figured it was a great present to myself. The kiddos are so cute!

  18. I signed up when this first came out- it is a really beautiful quilt and I can't wait to start! I bet Emma's having fun with those twins!! One for mum and one for her!!

  19. I have been amazed at this quilt since I first saw it online, and I discovered wool about a year or longer ago – and love it – even do it by machine applique. This one really tempts me

    Tami C

  20. I love this BOM, I signed up for it immediately when I saw it. I love to sew with wool. Can't wait for it to start. The little ones are absolutely adorable…

  21. What a sweet pic of Emma and the newest members of the Jolly family. What a cute little dress she has! I really like this quilt, please enter me to win a pack! Thanks!

  22. Look at those beautiful kiddos on that pretty quilt! Congratulations, Kimberly, on the birth of your twins!!
    I was happy to see a nice photo of the Green Piece…now I really am enthused for it.

  23. What an exciting quilt to put together…the wool applique looks like fun! The fabric collections used are from some of my favorite designers. I've got to have this quilt!!