Block of the Month

2020 Block of the Month

Make a block, bring it to monthly guild meeting and we’ll draw a name.  The person whose name is drawn wins all the blocks for that month.  They can choose to keep the blocks to make a quilt, or donate the blocks to support one of QU’s Philanthropic causes. 

December

There is no December Block of the Month pattern.

November

There is no November Block of the Month pattern.

October

There is no October Block of the Month pattern.

September

Do your own thing for the September Block of the Month!  Use any block pattern that is 12.5 inches (unfinished), in any colors that you like.  The September meeting has been cancelled, so just hang on to your blocks until the next time we meet in person.  If you wish, you may submit photos of your block(s) to our web coordinator for virtual show and tell.

Questions? Contact BOM Chair Peggy Clark.

August

Click here to view the instructions for the August blue string square Block of the Month.  The August meeting has been cancelled, so just hang on to your blocks until the next time we meet in person.  If you wish, you may submit photos of your block(s) to our web coordinator for virtual show and tell.

July

Click here to view the instructions for the July Christmas-themed 9-patch Block of the Month.  The July meeting has been cancelled, so just hang on to your blocks until the next time we meet in person.

June

There is no June Block of the Month pattern.  Make a few more blocks using the April and May patterns!

May

Click here to view the instructions for the May Log Cabin Block of the Month.

April

Click HERE to view the instructions for the April American Flag Block of the Month.

March

Click HERE to view the instructions for the March Courthouse Steps Block of the Month.

February

Click HERE to view the instructions for the February star Block of the Month.

January
String block
Our January 2020 block of the month is designed to fit into your busy schedule while making use of scraps you no doubt have on hand.

  • Begin with a piece of muslin, a very light colored cotton or lightweight interfacing for your foundation square. Cut this to measure 11 inches square.
  • Cut strips from those fabrics; strips may vary in width from 1 1/4″ to 2″. You may mix widths in the same block. You may use pink, or blue, or green, or whatever color or combination of colors that you like for this block. Choose fabrics that include a light color as well as darker ones.
  • Lay a strip right side up on your foundation square so that it lays diagonally from corner to corner. Make sure it’s long enough to more than cover the foundation from edge to edge. Next, place another strip right side down, aligning its edge to that of the center strip. (Every time you add a strip, make certain it will cover the foundation fabric beneath it.) Sew this strip to the first one and through the foundation square using a 1/4″ seam. Now flip the second strip over (right side up) and finger press or press with a dry iron.
  • Continue laying on strips and sewing the same way until you have covered the entire foundation piece. When finished, do not square up the block; their winner can square these up to 10 1/2″ after receiving them.

Questions? Contact BOM Chair Peggy Clark.

 

2019 Block of the Month

Building on the success in the past couple years with creating blocks for charity quilts, the 2019 Block of the Month will support QU’s Philanthropic causes with our monthly blocks. 

But to spice things up and give you a little extra incentive to try your hand at each month’s block, those that complete that month’s block will have their name in the hat for a drawing for a little quilting surprise.

It’s easy to participate . . . whether you can make one block in the year or one block each month, you can join in on the fun!  Each month, we will have a specific block pattern and specific colors to use to help you in the creation of the block.  Questions? Ask Kerry Cohen.

January’s Block is Granny’s Flower Garden Pattern is from Quilter’s Cache – http://www.quilterscache.com/G/GrannysFlowerGardenBlock.html
Please follow the directions to create your 14.5” unfinished block.

QU will be using the following colors for this block:
Color 1 = Yellow fabric – solid, tone on tone or print (should read yellow)
Color 2 = Floral print fabric (any color)
Color 3 = Cream or Beige fabric – solid, tone on tone or print (should read cream/beige)

 

February’s Block is Brasstown Star Pattern is from Quilter’s Cache –
http://www.quilterscache.com/B/BrasstownStarBlock.html
Please follow the directions to create your 12.5” unfinished block.

QU will be using the following colors for this block (think autumn colors, to match our quilt show theme):
Color 1 = Gold fabric – solid, tone on tone or small print (should read gold)
Color 2 = Brown fabric – solid, tone on tone or print (should read brown)
Color 3 = Cream or Beige fabric – solid, tone on tone or print (should read cream/beige)

March’s Block is Split Nine Patch #2 Pattern is from Quilter’s Cache –
http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SplitNinePatch2Block.html
Please follow the directions to create your 9.5” unfinished block.

QU will be using the following colors for this block (think young boy):
Color 1 = Black fabric – print is okay
Color 2 = Bold/Bright fabric – any color
Color 3 = Contrasting Bold/Bright fabric – any color

We will be alternating the blocks with “Monster Truck” blocks as seen here:

April’s Block is Card Trick Pattern is from Quilter’s Cache –
http://www.quilterscache.com/C/CardTrickBlock.html
Please follow the directions to create your 12.5” unfinished block.

QU will be using the following colors for this block (Shabby Chic):
Color 1 = White fabric – solid or tone on tone
Color 2 = Mint Green fabric – solid, tone on tone or print
Color 3 = Pink fabric – solid, tone on tone or print

 

May’s Block is A Dandy Pattern is from Quilter’s Cache –
http://www.quilterscache.com/A/ADandyBlock.html
Please follow the directions to create your 12.5” unfinished block.

QU will be using the following colors for this block (Americana – like represented on the Quilter’s Cache pattern):
Color 1 = Dark Red fabric – solid or tone on tone
Color 2 = Dark Blue/Navy fabric – solid, tone on tone or print
Color 3 = Cream/Beige fabric – solid, tone on tone or print

June’s Block is Mini Bow Tie Pattern is from Quilter’s Cache –
http://www.quilterscache.com/M/MiniBowTieBlock.html
Please follow the directions to create your 12.5” unfinished block.

QU will be using the following colors for this block (Baby/Pastels- like represented on the Quilter’s Cache pattern):
Color 1 = Soft Blue – solid or tone on tone
Color 2 = Soft Green – solid, tone on tone or print
Color 3 = Soft Yellow – solid, tone on tone or print
Color 4 = Soft Pink – solid, tone on tone or print
Color 5 = White – solid, tone on tone or print

July’s Block is Mock Logs Pattern is from Quilter’s Cache –
https://www.quilterscache.com/M/MockLogsBlock.html
Please follow the directions to create your 7.5” unfinished block.

QU will be using the following colors for this block(like the pattern):
Color 1 = Dark Red fabric – solid or tone on tone
Color 2 = Medium Red fabric – solid, tone on tone or print
Color 3 =Dark Green fabric – solid, tone on tone or print
Color 2 = Medium Green fabric – solid, tone on tone or print
Color 3 = White fabric – solid, tone on tone or print

 

August’s Block is Lattice Square Pattern is from Quilter’s Cache –
https://www.quilterscache.com/L/LatticeSquareBlock.html
Please follow the directions to create your 12.5” unfinished block.

QU will be using the following colors for this block:
Color 1 = Black – solid or tone on tone
Color 2 = Grey – solid, tone on tone or print
Color 3 = White – solid, tone on tone or print

 

September’s Block is Night and Day  — Pattern is from Quilter’s Cache –
http://www.quilterscache.com/N/NightandDayBlock.html
Please follow the directions to create your 12.5” unfinished block.  You can remove or leave the paper as desired.

QU will be using the following colors for this block:
Color 1 =Medium or Bright Pink fabric – solid, tone on tone or print
Color 2 = White fabric – solid, tone on tone or print (replaces the black shown in the pattern)

October’s Block is Moon Over the Mountain — Pattern is from Quilter’s Cache –
http://www.quilterscache.com/M/MoonOvertheMountainBlock.html
Machine appliqué or hand appliqué is acceptable.
Please follow the directions to create your 12.5” unfinished block.

QU will be using the following colors for this block (think night sky):
Color 1 = Dark (Blues/night sky) – solid, tone on tone or print
Color 2 = White, Grey or Cream (moon color) – solid, tone on tone or print
Color 3 = Dark (Brown/Black/Gray)  – solid, tone on tone or print

 

November’s Block is Steps to the Altar 2 — Pattern is from Quilter’s Cache –
http://www.quilterscache.com/S/StepstotheAltar2Block.html
Please follow the directions to create your 9.5” unfinished block.

QU will be using the following colors for this block – Think Patriotic:
Color 1 = Red fabric – solid, tone on tone or print
Color 2 = Blue fabric – solid, tone on tone or print
Color 3 = White fabric – solid, tone on tone or print

There will be no block for the month of December.

 

 

2018 Block of the Month — a year of holidays.

The 2018 BOM blocks were used to create nap quilts for Temple Israel, as a token of our appreciation for hosting us. Leslie Sokol writes: “Wow!  What a wonderful gift of love the quilts are for the preschool.  Thanks Again!

 

 

  • January 2018: New Years

QU2018BOM-JanuaryLanternTemplatesAndRotary
QU2018BOM-JanuaryFireworks
january lantern foundation-updated

 

2017 Block of the Month

General Instructions for the 2017 Block of the Month

 

2016 Block of the Month