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New Year, New Block of the Month (+ Some New Skills)

Kick off 2018 with our brand new Block of the Month and watch your skills bloom! Introducing Les Amis, a floral-inspired beauty designed by Shelley Cavanna of Cora’s Quilts.

We think you’re going to LOVE our latest Block of the Month quilt design…

Les Amis Quilt Hanging

The Les Amis 2018 Block of the Month quilt is nothing short of gorgeous. Believe it or not, all the blocks in this quilt are variations on a nine-patch, all using relatively simple units.

Shelley Cavana With Her LEs Amis Quilt

And even though the whole quilt looks like it’s set on point, it’s not — the chain sashing tricks your eye while connecting the entire design.

Sewing blocks for Les Amis quilt

As you make five different blocks (plus partial versions of each block), you’ll learn to piece more precisely, use a few specialty rulers and more. At the end of the journey, you’ll have a twin size quilt — or larger, if you choose to expand it — you’ll cherish for years to come.

And, oh, that fabric!

Blue and purple boundless collage fabrics

The blue and purples in the quilt palette somehow manage to be equal parts calming and exciting. We can see why Shelley considers it her signature palette!

Shelly chose 13 of her favorite prints from our Boundless Collage collection, which feature subtle, hand-drawn florals. “The fabric feels great in my hands and I can tell it will last for years to come,” she says.

Ready to get started? Go ahead and grab your kit! 

Our limited-edition kit includes the Les Amis pattern, fabric for the quilt top and binding, plus six video lessons with Shelley to help you sew each block. You’ll get everything upfront, so work at your own pace.

Shelley Cavana sewing Les Amis blocks

And, Shelley will be at your service through June 16, 2018, to answer your questions in the Bluprint platform if you get stuck. Plus as always, you can connect with your fellow quilters every stitch of the way.

Plus, everything else you need for successful stitching.

Bluprint thread for les amis quilt

We’ve even curated a coordinating thread box, backing and fat quarter bundle, just in case — because it never hurts to have a little extra fabric!

Supplies are limited, so grab the kit today and join our creative community!

Get the Kit

PS: Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on all things BOM. And don’t forget use the hashtag #LesAmis2018 when you share and search, too!



This posting needs an edit. Shelley should be available until June 2018. This is a 2018 block.


Thanks, Judy! We’ve updated the post.

Joy French

I’m disappointed that a kit must be purchased to enrol in this block of the month.


Hi Joy! Purchasing the kit is not required; we’ve also made the class (along with every other Craftsy class!) available in our Craftsy Unlimited experience. You can learn more here:

Sandra Smith

So disappointed in your change of BOM yearly classes. I want to use some of my fabric and not the kit. Perhaps a discounted rate for the 6 lessons vice the kit only model. Your way or the highway approach is a a turn off so I’ll take the highway, too bad as your BOMs were my favorite.


Hi Sandra! We know that many quilters want to make this pattern with their own fabric, so we’ve made the class available in our Craftsy Unlimited experience. It’s free for 7 days, and then $14.99/month or $120/year. Here’s some more information:

Grace Kresie

I’d like to make this quilt with my own fabric. Is there an option to purchase the pattern and tutorial?


It says “Shelley will be at your service through June 16, 2017, to answer your questions”…so people doing this through 2018 won’t be able to ask questions or seek assistance?


Whoops! Thanks for catching our typo. Shelley will be participating in the class discussions until June 16, 2018.

Rebecca Haughn

I already have a ton NOT Kidding of fabric was hoping to follow along and use my own fabric. So is the class at least free? Thanks for sharing your talents in any case. You are awesome.

Marty Askins

Can i just get the pattern?


I am so disappointed that Craftsy is making previously free classes, like the yearly BOMs, no longer “free”. People who prefer to purchase classes to keep are being penalised. It makes me less likely to purchase now, as I feel buying a class rather than being a subscriber makes me a second class Craftsy user. I value all the classes I have purchased and refer to them often, and I have learned so much.

Brenda McAleese

Does this mean that classes we already have in our library will not longer be available if we do not join the Craftsy Unlimited?

Kristin Doherty

Hi Brenda,
Not at all! The classes you’ve purchased are yours to keep forever. If you do join Craftsy Unlimited, you can watch them there; even if you decide to cancel your Craftsy Unlimited subscription later on, you’ll still have lifetime access to the classes you’ve purchased individually. Hope that helps!

Marsha Spicer

What are the demensions if the quilt kit? How much fabric will be required to make it queen size?


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