• Block of the Every Other Month – TO BE OR KNOT TO BE? – Due September 2021


    Presented by Lori Green and Shauna Moulton, drafted by Pat Goulet

    (Pattern inspired by Bonnie Hunter’s Garlic Knot)


    Fabric 1  low volume small print white with black or gray

    Fabric 2  medium tone gray solid or small print that reads as solid

    Fabric 3  black solid or small print that reads as solid

    Fabric 4  color pop solid or small print that reads as solid


    Fabric 1 Two  2 ½ X 4 ½ inch rectangles

    Four 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch squares

    Fabric 2 Three 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch squares

    Fabric 3 Three 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch squares

    Fabric 4 Two 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch squares

    Cutting Example


    ¼ inch seam

    Finished block 8 ½

    Block Arrangement
    Completed block


  • Block of the Every Other Month – Splish Splash – Due July 2021

    Splish Splash

    Presented by Mickey Beebe

    Designed by Anita Grossman Solomon, you can download the free pattern on Robert Kaufman Fabrics

    This BOTEOM will follow the Pantone 2021 Color(s) of the year, which Mickey presented at our April Meeting: PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating (yellow)

    Mickey has made the Splish Splash block in the Pantone colors for our BOTEOM


    Cut one 10″ square from one of the two colors

    Cut one 5″ square from the other of the two colors

    Cut each square twice diagonally. Note that you will only use 2 of the small triangles to complete the block.

    Measure and make a mark 2-1/8” down from the point on the large triangles, then draw a horizontal line on both large triangles.

    Align and center one small triangle under the lines.

    Stitch 1/4″ from each small triangle edge.

    Press small triangle up. Trim by setting a square ruler on top of the large triangle and trim overlapping small triangle.

    Trim away extra large triangle and press seam open.

    Sew pieces together and press

    Trim block to 8-1/2″ square

    Final 8-1/2″ Splish Splash block!

  • Block of the Every Other Month – Intersections – Due May 2021

    INTERSECTIONS, Presented by Lynne

    With a Tutorial by Film in the Fridge 


    Color Palette:

    Kona Peony
    Kona Taupe
    Kona K001-956-Foxglove
    Kona K001-1091-Crimson
    Kona Sky
    Kona Ivory
    Kona K001-486-Cobblestone

    Note that each set makes one 10.5 inch block

    Set Center Square Ring 1 Ring 2
    A 8×8 1 ¼  1 ¾ 
    B 8×8 1 ½  1 ½ 
    C 8×8 1 ¾ 1 ¼
    D 8 ½ x 8 ½ 1 ¾ 
    E 8 ½ x 8 ½ 1 ¼  1 ½ 
    F 8 ½ x 8 ½ 1 ½  1 ¼
    G 9×9 1 ½ 
    H 9×9 1 ¼ 1 ¼
    I 9×9 1 ½

    Making the blocks

    intersection block – a tutorial

  • Block of the Every Other Month – Split Rail Fence – Due March 2021

    This month’s BOTEOM is “Split Rail Fence.” Elizabeth McInnis put the directions together for us!


    In December we voted on the color scheme put together by Mickey Beebe: Georgia won, which is based on a Georgia O’Keeffe painting with Jade Green, Capri, Snow White, Titanium, Silver, and Blue Jay

    Georgia Palette


    From each of 5 colors, cut an 8” x 2” strip

    From a sixth color, cut a 1”x 10” strip


    1. Sew the 8 x 2” strips together to make a rail fence block. Press.
    2. Make a cut across all four strips
    3. Sew the 1×10 strip to the cut edges. Make sure the ‘rails’ still line up.
    4. Press and trim the block to 8” square

    That’s all!

    Ideally, the insert will contrast with the parallel rails.

    Let’s do this with fabrics that read as a single palette color.

  • Block of the Every Other Month – Cornered Block – Due January 2021

    This month’s BOTEOM is “Cornered Block” and is the MQG block study for October-November-December designed by Jamie Siel for MQG, colors and organization by Mickey Beebe for SBAMQG.

    The color pallet that won the August vote is “New Mexico.” We postponed the winning color to November in favor of having our Community Quilt block be our BOTEOM for November. For this block, please use solids; they do not need to be these exact colors from Kona, but try to remain close to this palette.

    New England Color Palette

    Examples from Mickey:

    The “Cornered Block” is on the MQG website –  here (you will need to log in) – or click on Resources and it’s 3/4 down the page.
    This block is easy to cut out (most of the pieces are cut from 2 1/2” strips) and quick and fun to make.

    Pick 4 out of the 6 colors in this month’s color palette: Celestial, Blue Jay, Grass Green, Lime, Tangerine, and Grellow.

    Follow the directions on the MQG website. Press all the seams open.
    For a chance to win all the blocks you need to return the entire block, which consists of 3 completed inner block elements and the 2 pieces of sashing. Don’t sew your three blocks together, but if you already did, it’s okay, turn it in as is!

    The blocks are due at our January 5th meeting.