North Wind Quilters Guild

February Cutting Directions:
Background: 
White on White- 
(4) 2 ½” squares (C)
(2) 4 ½” squares (D)
Assorted bright colors or 30’s fabrics (at least 5 different colors: (18) 2 ½” squares (B)
Darker bright colors: (8) 2 ½” squares (A) 
Lay out your squares as shown. Separate and mix up your B squares.


ABBCDD
BABBDD
BBABBC
CBBABB
DDBBAB
DDCBBA








Sew together and trim to 12 ½’ square.




March Cutting Directions:
Background: 
White on White- 
(4) 2 ½” squares (D)
(2) 4 ½” squares (E)
Dark Blue: (6) 2 ½” squares (A)
Red (10) 2 ½” squares (B)Red/White/Blue print (8) 2 ½” squares (C)


ABCDEE
BABCEE
CBABCD
DCBABC
EECBAB
EEDCBA








Sew together and trim to 12 ½’ square.

​​Block of the Month

Instructions for making each months block will be provided in the monthly newsletter.  There will also be a demonstration/workshop on the morning of the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  (This is currently done via Zoom)


Each month you make two or more blocks.  One block goes into the Block Of The Month drawing at the General Meeting and the other block is available to purchase the day of the drawing by the winner of the blocks.  If the blocks are not purchased by the winner we save them to sell at the Quiltique at the Quilt Show.

We are also asking members who do participate with the BOM program to make another block or two to help out Community Service.  There is no limit to the number of blocks you can make each month to donate to Community Service!  Each and every block is much appreciated.  As you know our Guild is all about Community Service.
 
Every few months there will be a patriotic block in either red, white and/or blue fabrics  and the other months will be a block for a child or adult. Every month the BOM chairperson will specify if it is a Patriotic block or a block for a boy/girl or adult.

 Any extra blocks that are turned in  will be used to make "Quilt of Gratitude" quilts or other quilts to be distributed by our Community Service Chair. 

For more information about the BOM program you may contact the Block of the Month Committe Chairperson:    Susan Hogan. or Meta Bonnell.

Block of the Month for February and March

​Triple Irish Chain

Block of the Month for January

​Winter Star

Colors:
January- black and white (fabric A is black and fabric B is white)


Cutting Directions:
From fabric A cut:
(5) 4 ½” squares
(2) 5 ¼” squares

From fabric B cut:
(2) 5 ¼” squares

Sewing Directions:

1. Using a ruler and pencil draw a diagonal line from each corner on the wrong side of the white fabric squares. You will have drawn an X on the squares.
2. With right sides together layer the white 5 ¼” squares on the blue 5 ¼” squares. Sew a scant ¼” seam on each side of ONE of the diagonal lines. Cut on both drawn lines. You will have 8 quarter square triangles.
3. Sew the quarter square triangles together matching the center points. You will have 4 blocks.
4. Following the picture sew the blocks together in rows. Press the seams for rows 1 and 3 in the same direction. Press the seams for row 2 in the opposite direction.
5. Sew the rows together following the picture.
6. Press the block. It should measure 12 ½” square.