North Wind Quilters Guild

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.  

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 other month will be a patriotic block in either red, white and/or blue fabrics  and the other month will be a block for a child.   Each month the BOM chairman will specify whether it is a Patriotic block or a block for a boy or girl.  

 Any extra blocks that are turned in  will be used to make "Quilt of Gratitude" quilts or childrens 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:   Judy Mates or Susan Hogan.


Block of the Month for February/March 2018 is the Windmill.  


The Windmill Block for February colors are red, white, and blue.

Red: Cut one 6 1/2” square

White: Cut one 6 1/2” square

Blue: Cut two 6 1/2” squares

Cut red and white squares diagonally into four triangles each.

Cut the two blue squares diagonally into four large blue triangles (for the windmill)

Assembly: Sew red and white small triangles together as shown in the picture. (Sew sides together, not the hypotenuse.)

Press to the red side. Trim.

Sew each pair to one large blue triangle.

Press to the blue side and trim again.

Sew all four squares together to form the windmill pattern.

You are now all done.  Wasn't that easy?


The Windmill Block for March colors are pink, blue and yellow.  (Kid friendly fabrics welcome!)

Blue: Cut one 6 1/2” square

Pink: Cut one 6 1/2” square

Yellow: Cut two 6 1/2” squares

​Cut blue and pink squares diagonally into four triangles each. 
Cut the two yellow squares diagonally into four large yellow triangles (for the windmill) 
Assembly: Sew blue and pink small triangles together as shown in the picture. (Sew sides together, not the hypotenuse.) 
Press to the blue side. Trim.
Sew each pair to one large yellow triangle. 
Press to the yellow side and trim again. 
Sew all four squares together to form the windmill pattern. 
You are now all done.  Wasn't that easy?