Block of the Month

Traditional Blocks with Variations!

Welcome to the Block of the Month for this year!

Our goal is to offer you a traditional block each month with cutting and sewing directions for a 12” finished block. We will offer you some variations of the block to try. Sometimes the variations will be in the way the block is cut and sewn. Other variations will be in different ways to use color to make the block look different. Instructions for the blocks will be posted on this page. Here’s the first one for you to see:

September BOM instructions

One difference this year is that no fabric is provided. With our meetings being remote, trying to get fabric to you would be a challenge. Since we all have “a little bit of fabric” in our homes, we suggest that you use some of that or you can go shopping and support a local quilt shop!

The fun part about this Block of the Month activity is that you get to choose how many blocks to make each month – 1, 3, 4, 6, more or 0. It’s totally up to you. Each month, we will show you a few examples of the block so that you can see different options to consider. Some months may also have examples of other ways to use the blocks. Consider using the blocks to make a few items for your house or as a gift for others. Here are a few suggestions to consider:

  • 1 block can make a pillow
  • 3 or 4 blocks can make a table runner – rectangular
  • 4 blocks can make a square table topper OR a wall hanging
  • 6 blocks can make a baby quilt
  • 9 or more blocks can make a quilt of any size

** A variety of blocks made from each month, could also be made into a Comfort Quilt.

As you sew and create, please share pictures of your blocks and projects to Quilt North’s Facebook page!! Seeing how each person interprets the block differently is always exciting… and it may even motivate others to participate and give it a try.

To post to Quilt North’s Facebook page, just go to it and post a picture of your block with a comment. If you are having trouble finding the post option, you may need to change your setting to the “New Facebook look” as opposed to the “Classic Facebook look.” I had to do this, but then I switched my setting back to the Classic as I just prefer that look. If you are still struggling with this, then send your picture and comment to Janis and she will post it for you within a few days.

Have fun with this year’s Block of the Month! Looking forward to seeing your blocks!!

Janis Rink
Deb Wolfert