North Wind Quilters Guild

Block of the Month April and May

Example for May

The block for April and May is Cross Ties.

The colors for April are dark red and white.

The colors for May are dark blue and white.


Cut one 2 1/2" strip of white fabric and one 2 1/2" strip of dark red fabric. (You can also make the red strips scrappy.)

From the white strip cut four 2 1/2" squares and four 2 1/2"x4 1/2" rectangles.

From the red strip cut one 10 1/2" piece, two 6 1/2" pieces and two 2  1/2" squares.

Sew a white 4 1/2" rectangle on each end of a red square. Do this twice.

Sew a white 2 1/2" square on each end of a red 6 1/2" rectangle. Do this twice.

Assemble the block as shown in the photo

I apologize for the skewed view of this block. The photo editor of this website sometimes makes my pictures wonky. The May example is what the block should look like.

​​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 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.

The unfinished block size is 10 1/2"

Example for April.