Block of the Month 2017-2018
This year again 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 and learn the techniques involved.
This year’s block directions will be posted on the website or a link from the internet will be provided where the directions can be found.
This year we will be working on NINE-PATCH BLOCKS
There are various types of nine patches and techniques for these blocks
that we will be exploring this year.
Each month, members can make the block in the suggested color way or fabric suggestion for that month.
September – Any Color – Traditional Nine Patch
Five dark and four light squares, please use 2.5 inch squares to make 6.5 inch unfinished blocks.
October – Seasonal or Fun Fabrics – Free Form Nine Patch
This month’s block uses 10 inch squares to make Free Form Nine Patch blocks.
November – Blues and Neutrals – Nine Patch in a Nine Patch
The small nine patch blocks are 3.5 inches unfinished. Each blue square is 1.5 inches square. Background square (white in picture) is 3.5 inches square.
January – No Blocks exchanged this month – Special Program
February – Reds or Pinks with Neutral Background – Disappearing Nine Patch
This month’s block uses five red or pink 5 inch squares and four neutral 5 inch squares.
March – Blues and Yellows = Framed Nine Patches
This month’s block uses 2.5 inch squares and rectangles.
The unfinished block measures 10.5 inches square.
April – No Blocks Turned in due to Quilt Show
May – 30’s Prints – Disappearing Nine Patch Criss-Cross
This month’s block uses 5 inch squares in various 30’s prints
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.