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 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 April and May 2019


Fabric Planning:

You can choose the colors you use. Just be sure there is contrast; a light and dark section.


Cutting Instructions:

Cut four 4 1/2" squares from dark fabrics

Cut three 4 1/2" squares from light fabrics

Cut one 5 1/2" square from a dark fabric

Cut one 5 1/2" square from a light fabric


Piecing Instructions

1. Draw a diagonal line on the back of the light  5 1/2" square.

2. Layer 5 1/2" squares with right sides together. Sew 1/4" seam on both sides of the diagonal line.

3. Cut on the diagonal line to make two hand square triangles. Press to the dark side and trim to 4 1/2" square.
4. Lay our your squares in a 3 x 3 grid with the dark fabrics in the upper right side and the light fabrics in the lower left. One of the dark squares will be in the center.

5. Sew the 3 squares together into a row and the 3 rows together into a block.