BLOCK OF THE MONTH

2022 - 2023

Welcome to a new year of Block of the Month.  This year’s theme will be Disappearing Blocks.  Start with a very basic block, cut it into smaller pieces, rearrange them, and sew into a new, more complex pattern.   

All blocks will finish at 12”.  This will allow you to make an easy sampler quilt by adding a bit of sashing or border.
Fabrics can be coordinated, perhaps by using a fat quarter bundle, or be more scrappy, picking a variety of colors/prints from your stash.   Just make sure there is a good contrast within a block.
Starting June 1, patterns with directions will be posted on our CQA website the first of the month.  As you make your blocks, email me Lisa Gorski, a photo then I’ll forward to our Webmistress Sunny Strait, who will post our progress on a BOM Gallery page. There will be a prize drawing in May 2023.  1 entry ticket per completed block.

Questions?  Call or e-mail and I will be happy to help.

Here’s to another year of fun !

Lisa Gorski, BOM Volunteer
805-647-0552

 

August Shoofly 9-Patch
August 2022
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July Open 4-Patch Weave
July 2022
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June 4-Patch 2022
June 2022
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2021 - 2022

Welcome to a new year of Block of the Month!  I’ve had so much fun researching and planning 12 months of log cabin blocks that will be unusual, colorful, challenging and versatile.  You can use your scraps or strip sets and, you’ll learn/practice foundation paper piecing (FPP).

There are video links which explain the techniques, and written step-by-step instructions if you’d rather read than watch another video.  Once you’ve made one block (it only takes one evening), you’ll discover why so many quilters love FPP - your blocks will be precise (meaning non-ripply & perfectly square). Not having to cut hundreds of precise pieces is kind of freeing!

As you make your blocks, email a photo to Lisa, who will have progress posted on a BOM Gallery page. Then, there will be a prize drawing in May 2022.

I will be available to answer any questions, and even give in-person lessons for those who feel that they “don’t like Foundation Paper Piecing” or have never tried.

Let’s have fun!

Lynne Woods, BOM Volunteer

Spiral Staircase
May 2022
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Twister's A Comin'
Apr 2022
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Stained Glass Window/Barn Quilts
Mar 2022
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Geese Fly Home
Feb 2022
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Broken Pipes
Jan 2022
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