• Block of the Every Other Month – ½ & ½ Log Cabin – Due January 2022

    ½ & ½ Log Cabin

    Presented by Mickey Beebe

    Final 1/2 and 1/2 Log Cabin block

    Scandinavian Fresh Color Palette won our September vote

    Pickle, Herb, Slate, Desert, Green, Sage, Mustard, Ochre

    You will choose 2-3 colors for your block. The center can be the same color as one half of the block, or ANY color in the palette.

    1. Start with two  2” blocks. Sew together.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2. Going clockwise around the block, add the next strip. Strips can be between 2” and 2 ¾”

     

    3. Continuing clockwise, add 2 strips using your other color.
    Press all seams open.

     

    4. Round One is now done!
    Use a ruler and rotary cutter to trim the edges.

     

    5. You can trim extra fabric with scissors before opening up the seams.

     

    6. Continue adding until you have three rounds.
    Press all seams open. Trim.
    Your block should measure 11.5” or more.

    Tips

    • When finished, your block should measure 11.5” or more. The winner of the blocks can trim if necessary.
    • Use narrower strips on the inner row, and wider strips as you work out. This will ensure your block is  11.5” or larger.
    • It’s more productive to make 2 blocks at a time.
    • You don’t have to worry about your seam size. 
    • The next strip is always after your longest strip.
    • Press seams open. 
    • Sew with seam side up.
  • Block of the Every Other Month – Stitch and Flip – Due November 2021

    Stitch and Flip

    Introduced by Tina Michalik

    Muted Autumn Palette

    Block Palette
    Background Palette

    Hello SBAMQG quilters – our next BOTEOM is a fun and simple block with many design possibilities. Let’s review the stitch and flip method in pictures

    First start with a background square. I used 4.5” low volume, neutrals. I used 5” squares for the fabrics in the palette and then cut them diagonally to make triangles. Here, decide how you want the angle to be and then put the fabrics right side together.

    Next, sew on the diagonal you like, and trim away ¼” from seam

    Using a 4.5” square up ruler, I trimmed away the excess

    Voila! You have one block. If you happen to win the BOTEOM blocks, setting the blocks in a quilt offers many possibilities. Here are a few:

    The following is borrowed from Ashely at Film in the Fridge from early Modern quilting days and her quilt called “flying farfalle” 🙂

    And this one is my personal favorite

    And one more…

    Enjoy the palette and the process. 

    I will put the palette pics and all of this in my instagram highlights at Littlebluecottage

    I hope this method is clear – email or DM me if it’s not

    Good luck to everyone!

    Tina

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

    TO BE OR KNOT TO BE?

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

    (Pattern inspired by Bonnie Hunter’s Garlic Knot)

    FABRIC SELECTION:

    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

    CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:

    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

    SEWING INSTRUCTIONS:

    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

    Directions:

    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 

    https://filminthefridge.com/2014/11/19/intersection-block-a-tutorial/

    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