Block of the Month
Welcome to this year's Block of the Month project!
We are going to make a simple block to represent each month of the year, January through December. Each completed block will measure 8-1/2" unfinished (8" finished). You choose the color palette and however complex you want to make the squares (plain, scrappy, embellished).
At the end of the year, we will have a sew-in to add sashing and put the top together for a calendar quilt. We are asking that you make 2 blocks – one for you to keep and one to turn in to the guild. The blocks collected by the guild will be completed for charity quilts at the end of the year. The block you make can be as shown or a design of your choosing providing it measures 8-1/2" unfinished.
Nickels by the Month
April – Flowers and bright solids
May – Wildflowers or Texas/Cowboy
June – Red, white and blues
August – Dots or kids fabric
September – black and white
October – Halloween
November – Browns or harvest colors
December – Christmas of all colors
I could not believe the out pouring of nickels (5 inch blocks) at the February meeting. They filled to overflowing the basket I brought. So I am taking this for granted that there is an interest in a NICKEL EXCHANGE.
Let’s go with Dots or Kids fabric for August. We will exchange twelve of two colors. Please put in a baggie WITH YOUR NAME on the front so it is easier for you to find when they are returned. As I am doing programs, I will have no time to sort them during the meeting, so I can return them the next month unless someone wants to volunteer to take over that task. If not, I will return them at the next meeting.
For those who want to cut ahead here is the schedule:
Remember the Quilt Police do not attend our meetings. As long as there are two different colors each with twelve blocks, that is fine. Be sure and put your name on your baggie.
If you have any questions, please contact me at: email@example.com or (505) 228-2093.
Remember if you call or message me to put my phone number in your phone so it will not think I am a telemarketer or political call. If only we had the money spent on this year’s election, we could keep so many quilt shops in business!!!!