Cookie Cutter Sampler BOM

Just a taste of what I've been working on the past week. I discovered I had a dozen or so of my sample blocks from my Cookie Cutter workshop and realized I could add a few more to make a sampler quilt for a Block of the Month.

What do you think?

Cookie Cutter Sampler: 10" blocks. 53" x 54" quilt
I bet you'd like it even more if it was FREE, right?! And it will be for each month the block is featured. Then, as in my Tea Party BOM, the block goes to my Etsy shop for sale. There will be NINE blocks (with an extra bonus Dreidel for Hanukkah in December).

Some of these blocks hail back to when I first contrived of the concept - 2003 (that's 16 years). I have held onto that vertical strip of heart cutaways since then and never knew what to do with it. Fits perfectly on the right side of the quilt for a more "organic" look.

This will (hopefully) begin July 1. I will start with the Hearts (since that was the first block I thought up).

Cookie Cutter Heat: 10" x 10"
This is meant to be a scrappy quilt, and I will give BASIC fabric supplies, but you will notice that most of those 16 blocks use a black print for half of them. The "alien" Flower in the bottom row was another extra block that I threw in there because I ran out of steam. I just wanted to sew them all together and get that border on for photographing in my back yard.

There will be around 9 blocks:

  • Heart
  • Butterfly
  • Pear
  • Tree
  • Toast
  • Fleur de Lis
  • Flowers #1 and #2
  • Leaf
  • Dreidel (with Tree in December)

Do you remember my other Hearts on Fire quilts?

Original Hearts on Fire: 46" x 63"
A smaller version of the above quilt:
Small Hearts on Fire with same size blocks
These are raw edge appliqué, though needle turn is certainly an option for those who prefer. Notice those little dancing hearts in both quilts. They are the "cutaways" from the inside curve of the hearts. I throw nothing out!

I will also be sharing some other projects and quilts made with the shapes. Lots of ideas and inspiration. I hope to get a Facebook page up for folks to share theirs, too!

More on this in July. If I'm a little late, it's because I'm babysitting my little grandsons that weekend, but if I'm smart, I'll write the post ahead of time and get it scheduled to automatically run!

Just a little note: these are NOT to be printed and shared. These are NOT approved for a BOM for your guild or other quilting buddies. They are FREE to those who come to my site and download them for themselves. If someone misses a month, they can go get the Etsy pattern for a nominal fee. I hope you understand (and if you don't, then you don't!)

See you in July for the Cookie Cutter Sampler Block of the Month!


  1. Love this!! Do send email reminders or do we just visit this page/blog?

  2. Sounds like a great way to start off in summer fun...looking forward to it.

  3. My container of batik "scraps" is eagerly awaiting the start of this BOM. Since I like needleturn, maybe there will be another one with regular quilting cotton - maybe in black and white with random color added.

  4. Sounds interesting. I have never done raw edge applique.

  5. I love unique projects to use as wall quilts in my dining room, this one looks perfect. My Batiks are waiting! Thanks.

  6. Can't wait. I loved the tea party one.

  7. Thanks for your generosity in sharing these great blocks, some of my favorites from your calendar.

  8. Ohhhh, I like this! I see someone already asked the question, but will ask again, will we be notified via email when the new blocks are posted or go directly to the blog and hope we don't miss one? Thank you for sharing your beautiful pattern. Can't wait to get started.

  9. If you follow my blog, you will automatically be notified of this (and any other post). I figure everyone from the above posts already get an email notification, so don't worry about this. Or, just mark your calendar for July 1 and come back. Check your "in box" to see if indeed you are getting something from me via Blogger. I suspect you all are. Thanks so much for your interest. It WILL be fun!

  10. This looks like it is going to be a fun and colorful project. Thank you for sharing with us, and no worries no further sharing by me, except for gifting the finished quilt. Now I'll have to think on who that may be.

  11. This looks like fun, and not too difficult. I'm always up for a little fun. Thanks

  12. Thank you Debby for your generosity. I follow with your free Blok of Month and enjoy! Sure keep it for myself only! <3 <3 <3 Thank you Aune from Finland


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