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 August and September 2019 Scrappy Bars
August: scrappy colors of your choice 4 fabrics, light, medium and dark
September: red, white, and blue 2 white, 1 red, 1 blue
Cut two rectangles 3 1/2" x 7" from each fabric
Stack rectangle fabric pieces right side up
Use the template to cut diagonally from upper left to lower right (see figure 1)
Fabric must be cut from upper left side to lower right side
1. Sew 2 triangle pieces together to form a rectangle
2. Sew 2 rectangles together with the light fabric in the lower left corner (see figure 1)
Make 4 units
3. Sew 2 units together to make a half block. Keep the light fabric in the center by rotating
the right hand unit 90 degrees. Make 2 half blocks.
4. Sew 2 half blocks together keeping the light fabric in the center. (see figure 2)