Today we get to show you the quilt top made from the quilt blocks coming up in our 2016 Quilt Block of the Month Sew-Along!
Each and every month (on the first Monday) we will share a tutorial for a quilt block that is both perfect for beginners and fun for experienced quilters alike.
As you can see from the photo the quilt is only made up of 9 quilt blocks…even though there are 12 months in the year. This is because we are allowing for you to have a few “off months” where you might not get around to sewing…or you might not like the block…or you are on a whirl wind trip around the world…or whatever. We will still give 12 different tutorials but you only need to complete 9 of them to complete the quilt by the end of the year.
HOWEVER, if you do complete all 12 (or 10 or 11) blocks each square finishes to 16.25″ which is a perfect size for a 16″ pillow form and we will be showing you how to turn those extra quilt blocks into fun coordinating pillows!
Now…if you want to join in the quilt block of the month sew-along (and we hope you do) here’s what happens next:
*Today we will share a list of the blocks for each month.
*Tomorrow we will show you the 3 “bonus” blocks (the ones that aren’t in the quilt but will become pillows).
*Tomorrow we will also share how much fabric is needed to join in the quilt along so that you can start pulling from your stash OR I mentioned yesterday that we have put together a limited number of kits that will be for sale which will include all of the fabric needed to make all 12 quilt blocks plus the sashing, boarder, and binding for the quilt.
*On Thursday (I know, it’s not even on a Monday this month) we will post the first quilt block tutorial for the year!
So that’s that…let’s get to the list!
Jan. 14: The On the Diagonal Block
Feb. 1: The Heart Block
March 7: The Ribbon Star Block
April 4: The Double Pinwheel Block
May 2: The Kings Court Block
June 6: The Windmill Block
July 4: The Sarah’s Choice Block
Aug. 1: The Twin Crosses Block
Sept 5: The Flying Geese Block
Oct. 3: The X Marks the Spot Block
Nov. 7: The Double Arrow Block
Dec. 5: The Diamond Block
Like I said before, these blocks are terrific for beginners so if you’ve never sewn a quilt before but have always wanted to try this would be a great way to start! Think about it! 🙂 (And if you are an experienced quilter, we have chosen blocks that you will be familiar with, that we really love, and that are just plain, old fashioned fun to make.)
See you tomorrow!!!
Lou Glaisyer says
I LOVE this quilt. We are a group of 8 total beginners in the UK wanting to start this is January 2017. Is the pattern/are the blocks avalible online and if so, how much is it to join please?