Block of the Month 2016-2017

Again this year the Block of the Month program will work with the Comfort Quilts program. Members can make blocks to donate to the Comfort Quilts program. Blocks will be used to make quilts during the Quilt-a-thon.

Of course, you can always make a block for yourself.

When you bring your blocks to the membership meeting, you will receive a fat quarter that you can use to make the next block of the month.  This fabric has been donated to our group by various fabric companies and individuals.

This year a ONE BLOCK PATTERN has been chosen for the BOM program.

The “Hashtag” Quilt from the Missouri Quilt Company was the impetus for this month’s block.

Click on the link below for  block directions.

http://www.patchworkposse.com/hashtag-quilt-block-tutorial/

or  click below for directions.

Hashtag Quilt Block Directions 2016-17 NBQA BOM

You can view the tutorial on their YouTube channel for block construction directions.  Search for a video from Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company describing how to make the Hashtag Quilt.

We, however, will be using 2.5 inch strips to construct the blocks so that the finished size will be 10 inches (unfinished size is 10.5 inches).

Each month, members can make the block in the suggested color way.  All backgrounds should be a neutral color to complement the main color.

September – any color

October – oranges, rusts and golds

November – browns, from tan and “paper bag” to chocolate

February – reds and pinks

March – greens

April – yellows and golds

May – blues

We hope you will choose to become involved in this year’s Block of the Month program.  It promises to be rewarding as we contribute to NBQA’s charitable efforts and sharpen our piecing skills.