January 16, 2017

A New Sampler Quilt.



My quilt guild, The Temecula Valley MQG is starting a Block of the Month program this year.  The goal is two-fold; first to make quilt blocks to be donated to our Charity Quilt Committee and the second goal is to have the BOM be a skill builder.  We're encouraging members to make another block or more each month for their own Sampler Quilt.

Each month a member will introduce a 12 inch BOM, it'll be posted on the TVMQG blog with a tutorial.  This is all new for us, but it should be fun.

Here is the fabric I've pulled for this BOM Challenge.


A 9 piece fat quarter set of Dear Stella by Rae Ritchie
Noe by Eric McMorris for Free Spirit (5)
Haberdashery Tape Measures for The Henley Studio Makower UK
Petal and Plume by Bari J. for Art Gallery
Nature Walk by Tamara Kate for Michael Miller (2)
Moon Rabbit, Autumn Rice by Rashida Coleman Hale for Cotton and Steele
Honor Roll by Ann Marie Horner for Free Spirit (2)
Tuesday Night Ladies Bowling League 1972 by Kimberly Kight for Cotton and Steele

This is a 12.5-inch block based on the directions at Cluck Cluck Sew.  Her measurements don't go all the way up to this size so I had to improvise.

The second block I made is the 8.5"-block with a border, to make 12.5.


And the final example is four 6.5"-blocks joined to make a 12.5"-block.

These are "my" blocks that I'm keeping.  I have a month to make the donation blocks.  Our meeting is on Thursday, and I'm excited to see everyone's response to this new program.

This should be a fun BOM Challenge, especially with all the different contributors.  I'm already working on a sampler quilt for the Solstice Challenge, but who doesn't need another quilt or two?!
May your bobbins always be full,

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