Block of the Month

2016 Block of the Month

2015 Block of the Month

For 2015, our Block of the Month theme is row quilts! Row quilts have become really popular–last summer even quilt shops were designing new patterns and selling kits. What fun! Here’s a new way for everyone to show their creative and individual style.

You can put your row together any way you want: pieced, paper-pieced, or appliqued (hand or fusible). The row can be made of blocks or all one piece. It can be a repeated design or totally different from one side to the other, your choice. Some ideas will be given and some color suggestions–but the rest will be up to you. OK, so here goes…

Size: The rows can be anywhere between 3″ to 12″ tall and must be 42″ long.

  • January 2015 – Black, White, and Gray
For January’s row the colors are white, gray, and black. Think snowmen, stars and a moon, snowballs, trees, zigzags, birds, and checkerboards.
  • February 2015 – Red and/or pink

For February’s row- the colors are red &/or pink. Think-  hearts, candy, kisses, love, lips, cupids, flowers, or anything else you can imagine. Remember, the row can be any height from 3″ to 12″, but needs to be 42″ wide. A special prize will be given to someone whose row has the best embellishment. Good luck and happy sewing.

  • March 2015 – Greens
For March, think shamrocks, grass, trees, leaves, Spring, Easter, Passover, frogs or anything else that March brings to mind.
  • April 2015 – Blues
For April, think sky, water, rain, umbrellas, kites or birds.
  • May 2015 – Pastels &/or florals
For May, think flowers, teacups, Maypoles, and Mothers.
  • June 2015 – Yellow
For June, think sunshine, happiness, weddings, pinwheels, summer, beaches, and bathing suits.
  • July 2015 – Red, white, and blue
For July, think stars and stripes, banners, flags, Uncle Sam and fireworks.
  • August 2015 – Lavender &/or purple
For August, think butterflies, long hot lazy days, dogs, barbeques, food, sunglasses, flip flops and shorts.
  • September 2015 – Solids
For September, think school, pencils, buses, books, rulers, houses, football, flying geese and families.
  • October 2015 – Orange/rust
For October, think autumn leaves, pumpkins, Halloween, cats, skeletons, spooks, sunsets, braids, and pies.
  • November 2015 – Tan/brown
For November, think log cabins, leafless trees, chocolate, turkeys, vegetables, faces, family and friends.
  • December 2015 – Silver/gold
For December, think Christmas, packages, frosty evenings, stars, the nativity, ornaments, mittens, snowflakes, lights, decorations, snowmen, Hanukah, the menorah, bells and everything else this wonderful season reminds you of.

2014 Block of the Month

General Instructions for 2014 Block of the Month
Download the complete 2014 Challenge Quilt Calendar