• 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.