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2023 Block of the Month; Starlight Sparkler Quilt Pattern | Digital PDF Pattern


What you Get!

Add a little "sparkle" to your year by participating in the 2023 Polka Dot Chair Block of the Month program. 


This year we're making the Starlight Sparkler Quilt! It's a sampler quilt pattern that features ten different quilt blocks. Each of the blocks is created twice, so there are twenty different blocks in the quilt. The blocks are all 10" finished.


This is the 5th year we've offered a Block of the Month quilt! 


THIS IS A ONE TIME PURCHASE, there is NO monthly fee. 


Make a Quilt One Step at a Time!

Create a Sampler quilt slowly throughout the year. It's a great way to tackle a big project without becoming overwhelmed. Simply set aside time for yourself each month to construct your blocks. You will get one quilt block pattern emailed to you each month. 

Build your Quilting Skills!

The blocks start very simple and grow in detail as the year progresses. That way, as your piecing skills improve, you can more confidently tackle the blocks with more details or smaller pieces.

Help Along the Way!

We will have videos on our YouTube channel periodically throughout the year to help you construct your blocks. There will not be a video every month, but on months when we feel you might like a little extra instruction! 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@polkadotchair) as we will also share tips for the blocks throughout the year. 

Quilt Size:

The quilt measures approximately 70" x 90" when finished. 

Get a Free Planner!

Buy this pattern and our 2023 Project PDF Planner. Simply add both to your cart. No coupon is necessary.  YOU MUST ADD BOTH PRODUCTS TO YOUR CART. 

How it Works

Each month you will receive a PDF via email with ONE block pattern. With the exception of block 1 (which will be emailed on January 15th), Patterns will be emailed on the 5th of the month before midnight Eastern time. 

Each block is made twice. You will make two quilt blocks a month, in two different colorways (same block patterns, different colors). On the 11th month, you will receive the pattern for the alternate blocks and finishing instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is this a one-time fee or a per-month fee?

A: It's a ONE-time fee. There are no other fees throughout the year.

Q: Can I get the blocks early?

A: No, we do not offer the blocks early. There are no exceptions. We are sewing this quilt along WITH you and need adequate time to test the blocks before they are sent to you each month. 

Q: What fabric did you use for your example quilt?

A: Sparkler by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs. The exact colors are listed in the fabric requirements.

Q: Do I have to use Sparkler Fabric?

A: Nope! Use whatever you'd like. All the block instructions will refer to the colors in the example quilt. If you sew it with other fabrics, I suggest making a "key" with fabric swaps.

Q: If I'm outside of the USA how do I purchase the pattern?

A: Please use our Etsy shop (etsy.com/shop/polkadotchair) to purchase; they handle all of the international tax stuff for us. After your purchase, we will add you to our website's "block delivery" system. 

Q: Can I still get the previous year's Block of the Month Pattern?

A: Yes, the completed patterns are for sale in our shop. 

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Fabric Requirements

All fabrics are from the Sparkler Line by Riley Blake Designs

Background Fabrics:

Lake Blue Fabric: 2 yards

Boy Blue Fabric: 2 yards

Dark Denim Fabric: 1 1/2 yards

White Fabric: 1 yard

1 Fat Quarter Pack of Sparkler Fabrics. 

We will not use the Gray, Black or Alpine Green Fabrics from the prepackaged pack.


1 Fat Quarter Each



  • Dark Denim
  • Lake Blue
  • Boy Blue
  • Navy


  • Songbird
  • Bleached Denim
  • Mediterranean
  • Bear Lake


  • Riley Green
  • Clover
  • Celery


  • Red
  • Cayenne
  • Redwood


  • Rouge
  • Pumpkin
  • Apricot Blush
  • Daisy
  • Beehive


  • Lilac
  • Eggplant
  • Orchid


  • Baby Pink
  • Rose
  • Raspberry

Binding: 3/4 yard

Backing: 6 yards


Block Release Schedule

January 15th: Block 1

February 5th: Block 2

March 5th: Block 3

April 5th: Block 4

May 5th: Block 5

June 5th: Block 6

July 5th: Block 7

August 5th: Block 8

September 5th: Block 9

October 5th: Block 10

November 5th: Alternate Blocks & Finishing Instructions