Here are the Past Blocks:
What is the Block of the Month?
This Year’s Block of the Month Project
This year we are going to make lots of little quiltlets. Mug rugs, journal quilts and doll sized quilts. These quiltlets will be quick and fun to make. They will also be a chance to exercise your creativity. Cost will be minimal as most of your supplies should come from your scrap stash or the free table at the guild.
Of course if you want a full size quilt, you can chose to make the blocks in coordinating fabrics, sash them to fit together and quilt them only after you have made a quilt top!
I want to create some accountability and camaraderie this year by having a BOM Show and Tell during the general meeting. That way we can admire each other’s efforts.
I will not always be satisfied with my results for the quiltlet or even finished, but I will share what I did and I hope you will too. Knowing I need to share gives me a reason to sew (the night before) and often when I have shared a project that I viewed as a failure, a helpful suggestions from a fellow quilter saved the project.
I am counting on a big group of us sharing our efforts each month!
Our guild is home for beginning as well as advanced quilters so I am offering three levels for this creative challenge:
- Beginner: For those who are still mastering how to make quilt blocks—I will provide a simple pattern for a versatile block.
- Stretching: For those who have mastered the basics but don’t want to leave the safety of patterns—I will have twists for the “beginner block” so you can make it your own.
- Out of the Box: For those adventurous souls—I will provide a monthly prompt such as “The Dog Days of Summer”. Your challenge will be to make a journal quilt that exemplifies “Dog Days of Summer” in your mind. It could be done by the choice of fabric, the quilting lines, fabric painting, a pieced block or a fused project.