Today we are kicking off our 2018 Quilt Block of the Month Club! HOORAY!!!
(If you missed the post about it last week you can get all the information and details about it HERE.)
As we talked about how we wanted to work our Quilt Block of the Month Club we decided that what we wanted to do was to choose a beautiful block, make it several times in a variety of coordinating fabrics, and then put them all together to make a darling quilt top.
We know life is busy…but we thought that by completing the same block each month the process would become easier each time, that the chances of completing that one block a month were good, and that when all the blocks were assembled into a quilt top it would give it a great design with a cohesive look.
So now that you know our thought process let’s talk about the block. For this year we have chosen what is traditionally called the “Union Square” quilt block.
The Union Square quilt block was first officially given this name back in 1930 in the Nancy Cabot column of the Chicago Tribune and it is said that the block represented Union troops gathering to fight in the Civil War.
However, like most quilt blocks this particular one has several different names…the most popular one being “Four Crowns”. It also has several different variations and loads of different methods for construction but for our Quilt Block of the Month Club we are going to show you the method we prefer for construction and call it the “Union Square”.
(Mostly because I like the connection between Union Squares across the country from New York to San Francisco as being locations for gathering, commerce, rallies, tourism, shopping, theater, etc. and we are all going to be gathering over the internet each month with the common goal of sewing up our quilt block.)
So with that said we are happy to kick off our Quilt Block of the Month Club! For those of you who have signed up we are just waiting on your instruction booklets to arrive (which should be tomorrow and then your packages will be sent out this weekend)…and for those of you who have not signed up but are going to sew along with us using your own fabrics watch next week for the first tutorial!
We are so excited to get this started!!! I just love stuff like this!!!!